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January 22nd, 2006


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12:02 pm - Ramble
Sometimes I wish that all of life could be beautiful. It's hard to keep looking for the beautiful in people, in things, in events, when so much of what surrounds us is unmitigatedly dark, evil, and shattered.

It's there...just difficult to see.

I went for a walk last night, right after sunset. Most of the houses in this part of LA are light colors (wise, in the heat), and the sky was pale blue and orange, with clouds streaked across it. The light that was cast over the whole neighborhood was the same: tints of blue, of tan, of grey, fading everything into shades of peace, of quiet, of rest. I usually consider that almost impossible to find in a city near-devoid of natural beauty.

Yet here it was. Momentary, no doubt, but there.

A gift.

It encourages me to keep looking.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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From:kerravonsen
Date:January 22nd, 2006 08:45 pm (UTC)
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(nods)
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From:lapinguina
Date:January 22nd, 2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
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How beautiful. I am always looking for the little beautiful things that make life worth living, and I always love it when others find them too :)

I also love your icon; that song almost always makes me cry.
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 23rd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
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Glad you enjoyed hearing about my beauty "find". :-)

I also love your icon; that song almost always makes me cry.

fikgirl did a whole series of icons featuring lyrics from this song. Unfortuately, I don't have the post in memories. :-(
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From:whitemartyr
Date:January 23rd, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)
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Mmm. I can't wait to go for a walk in your neighbourhood at night again. there's just something about walking at night...I dunno. Cool. Reminds me of this book I almost picked up today. A book written by a Celtic philosopher on re-embracing beauty and serenity...hee. Maybe I should have bought it after all. :)

*HUGS* (can't wait to do that for real again)
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 23rd, 2006 09:05 pm (UTC)
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A book written by a Celtic philosopher on re-embracing beauty and serenity...hee. Maybe I should have bought it after all. :)

Indeed. If said philosopher had ideas on HOW to do that in LA, I'd buy it in a minute. :-)
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From:jd3000
Date:January 23rd, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder, but that does not cheapen or make it rare in any way. Whenever it gives happiness to someone, that is beautiful to all.

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:January 23rd, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
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I'll agree with you, though beauty is not always *simply* in the eye of the beholder; that's true enough, but there is an underlying goodness and, I don't know, wholeness, that inspires such perception in us human beings.

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