Saturday, October 20, 2007

What Renders Your Beloved Beautiful?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Look then at the faces and bodies of people you love. The explicit beauty that comes not from smoothness of skin or neutrality of expression, but from the web of experience that has left its mark. Each face, each body is its own living fossilized record. A record of cats, combatants, difficult births; of accidents, cruelties, blessings. Reminders of folly, greed, indiscretion, impatience. A moment of time, of memory, preserved internalized, and enshrined within and upon the body. You need not be told that these records are what render your beloved beautiful.

-Stephanie Kallos, Broken for You


Anonymous said...

These records and reminders are affirmation of life and should make you appreciate your beloved more.

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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