Recently, someone asked me how I define beauty. I’m not a philosopher or a writer. I tend to feel and create more than I verbally articulate. But, I felt his question was valuable for me to think about because I’m an artist.
I feel it’s important to start by making a distinction between beauty and glamour. Glamour, to me, is a pretty face in a magazine. Glamour may catch your eye, but it doesn’t offer much more. It’s fleeting, and in a year you won’t remember glamour because it had no impact whatsoever on your soul. Beauty, in contrast, is what we draw on for motivation and inspiration. When we are in pain, it’s what we focus on so that we can keep moving forward. It’s what we settle into on good days. Beauty is more thought provoking and it stays with you. It has a kind of soulful permanence and memory. And, for this reason it has lasting value because it impacts us on a deeper level. For many people you might equate beauty with more spiritual or philosophical pursuits. I’m still reflecting on this. 🤷🏼♀️🤔How do you guys define beauty?