Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Thou art beautiful

Somedays back we had this long long discussion or rather sort of an argument in our class regarding the whole idea of "beauty" while reading Keats. Remember his most famous line from "Ode on a Grecian Urn"-
Beauty is truth,truth beauty 
Honestly I never understood what it precisely meant,but this line has always puzzled,fascinated and mystified me. Does it mean beauty lies in the truth in everything and anything true to itself is beautiful?? I know not but that is what I choose to believe. I would love if anybody could help me find a different explanation to this line.

What is it that makes something or rather someone beautiful?? Does having a fair complexion or a good figure or a pretty face makes you beautiful?? Well this might be the definition of beauty to many but not for me. I believe beauty is what you are inside. Your outside is not what you chose to be,you were born that way but its your choices and the honesty of your soul that makes you beautiful.

Reminds me of these lines said by Helen Keller-
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart ” 
I couldn't agree more!! Beauty goes beyond sight or rather anything sensory,its always what your heart feels or perceives it,that makes it beautiful.  Beauty definitely lies in the eyes of the beholder,it is not a concept or a concrete thing, its what you want it to be that makes it beautiful to you. A beautiful mind can always find beauty around itself,be it a bunch of flowers that all find beautiful or in a garbage heap which most would find distasteful, it all depends on what and how you choose to look at things.

Do you remember that scene from the movie "American Beauty" where there is this video in which a polythene bag is swayed and tossed from side to side??? I don't know if anybody noticed or found anything good about that part but it happens to be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life (on screen). It defies the age old idea of beauty , but the question is who is it who decides what is beautiful and whats not??

This is for all those lovely people who don't find themselves beautiful just because nobody ever told them they are good looking - accept and love yourselves because at the end of the day,its only you who can truly love yourself inspite of all your faults,others love you for what you portray yourself as!!

On an ending note here are the lines from Selena Gomez's song "Who Says" that I heard sometime back and instantly loved the lyrics-
"I'm no beauty queen, I'm just beautiful me"...

Goodbye till next..

Loads of Love

P.S-this post was inspired by this post by Lazygulrox....sorry darling I forgot to tag you here earlier.


  1. Hey my thoughts are the same....but Beauty for me defines Love for oneself!!Really nice post!! :)

  2. @Lazygulrox_thanx a tonne for you comment :D
    Yup it does the same for me as well... Love thyself :)
    & sorry i forgot to tag you,this post was inspired by your post :D


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