Beautiful. If something is beautiful, it attracts you. It gets your attention by the very nature of its existence. IT can make you do things that no normal squirrel will do. It can make you forget what’s important in your life and yet can also remind you and strengthen that very importance. It’s everything and nothing.
The thing is, you have to swim through a lot of chunky gravy to get to the meat.
I won’t get into the whole inner/outer beauty debate today… there’s too much involved, along with a possible dissection… I just don’t literally have it in me today. It’s fairly simple. There is a lot of ugly out there. Ugly probably out points beautiful by a 5 to 1 margin…maybe more. Beauty is rare. Ugly is common. Beauty takes time to grow… ugly is there right off the box, right off the rack. There is no gluing and painting involved with ugly. Beauty develops over time, is nurtured and babied.
For either of them, it all comes down to this: You know it when you see it.
I’m going to spend the rest of the day trying to be less ugly. Hopefully I can find someone out there willing to be an ugly judge.
Wish me luck!