We all know the saying: “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. I’m sure you heard it while growing up. It is meant to remind us that each person has their own tastes and what one person considers beautiful may not be to another.
This difference in attraction also applies to everything around us: art, buildings, flowers, animals, trees as well as to everyday objects. (“Ones mans junk is another mans treasure”?) I am always thankful to be around that person who points out the handsomeness in something that I’ve never noticed before. It changes my perspective on that object forever. I’ll never forget when I first met my husband how he exclaimed over the beauty and color of the different grasses on the side of the highway or in the median. I’d noticed grasses before but never gave myself the luxury of noticing the purples and reds and greens swaying along the road. Now, grasses are something I always take note of and particularly enjoy watching as they change through the seasons. He is always opening my eyes in new ways!
Can I show you the beauty in old cement, brick or peeling walls? Look at the walls below….are they not beautiful? All of these make me itch to capture their organic nature with linens, burlap, cottons, velvet……
“Beauty in the Eyes of the Beholder” also means that some people may see beyond the surface to the real beauty within our hearts. This of course is the best kind of beauty – that which holds kindness, empathy and goodness. Would that we all have someone still appreciating the weathered beauty of our skin and our souls as we age….