Saturday, January 31, 2009

Growing beautiful with time

[First posted at MyRightBrain]

Two passengers on the bus.

Both women.

One was clearly younger than the other. I could tell from their skin.

The younger one appeared in her twenties. Smooth, clear skin with just a light touch of make-up. She'd easily be considered pretty, if not beautiful.

The other woman was much, much older. Hair dyed brown, not quite covering all that silver-grey. Skin tanned and wrinkled. Was she considered pretty or beautiful when younger?

And it occurred to me:

Some people might be born beautiful or handsome. If not, then some measure of beauty could be achieved through cosmetics and science. Still, the passing of time ultimately robs skin and muscle of the potential to appear beautiful.

Our minds are a different matter though.

The possibility always exists that minds will become more beautiful with age.


  1. Wow philosophical man! I thought for a moment you were going to spout something from the Dove Real Beauty campaign - Grey? Gorgeous!

  2. Nah, I don't think I'll make a good copywriter for Dove. :)


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