On Beauty...

Beauty is worse than wine, it intoxicates both the holder and beholder.
--Aldous Huxley
Not much to say today, but I find the above quote interesting.

I assume that Huxley is referring to physical beauty, which, as we all know, fades with age.

But inner beauty can age like a fine wine, reserved for sipping (as opposed to chugging) or a exquisite piece of chocolate, reserved for savoring in small bites.

I have never been classically beautiful--perhaps "cute" might have been a better description and that, of course, no longer applies. After a certain age, "cuteness" simply does not exist.

But you know what? It hardly matters. As one ages, outer beauty and cuteness become less important and definitely less relevant.

It must be a terrible burden to have once been beautiful and built a life around that beauty and then slowly watch it fade--I wouldn't want to wish that on anyone.

My goal now is to find and enhance an inner beauty and build on that, while taking care of my physical self to the best of my ability.

Instead of lamenting past outer beauty and seeking the fountain of youth, perhaps we should all become more concerned with who we are right now, not who we were or who we will be.

Best to all!

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