Confucius, the Chinese philosopher, is believed to have said: “Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it”.
Perhaps it comes down to each person’s perspective at the moment of encountering the object or subject in question.
If we are experiencing a particularly stressing day we might, understandably, find it difficult to believe there is beauty in the traffic jam or the empty folder where an important file on the computer should be.
Whether or not we see the beauty surrounding us or forming part of our existence, is surely likewise open to individual interpretation.
Each of us, in our own way, appreciates something of beauty on a personal level. The beauty may relate to the utility of the object in question, or the sentimental attachment one has to it.
An hour spent in the company of friends or loved ones can be considered a richness filled with beauty. A successfully completed project may induce a feeling of beauty in the work undertaken; memories too can contain beauty.
The issue of beauty is vast and if you’d like to share your input or thoughts on the matter, please feel free to leave a comment below. In any case, thanks for being here today.