“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.”
— Edgar Allan Poe
You flower before me
so beautiful, so unique
like nothing I’ve seen before.
Ordinary beauty is just that
a comment on a sunset
or a mountain
but you are strange and wonderful
To compare to anything else
seems a betrayal of the quality
that exists solely in your being.
— G A Rosenberg
To truly appreciate beauty, it helps to appreciate uniqueness. For something to stand out, it must be different from the every day. The more we can love the unique and the strange, the more beauty we can perceive in the world. It is only when we abhor the different that our lives start losing hue and our worlds fade towards a uniform grey.
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