Saturday, August 11, 2007

Beauty

i have always wanted to share my thoughts about beauty.

Does beauty lie in the eyes of the beholder?

hmmm, let us see.......i can say that i have an eye for beauty.......i look around and observe and appreciate beauty.........

beauty of the first golden ray of the sun filtering thru my window..........
beauty of a child's innocent smile........
beauty of a tear drop........
beauty of the dew drops on freshly bloomed roses........
beauty of the multi coloured wings of a gorgeous butterfly.....
beauty of a long stretch of road, during autumn, covered with brown leaves.......leaving the trees bare......

and the list goes on.........

I was sitting under the shade of a big tree near my university........trying to read materials to get my essay started......and my mind started wandering......

nature is so beautiful......i was surrounded by green trees in full bloom, beds of violet, pink and yellow flowers.......breathing in the fresh air........we take so little notice of these things.......we are always in a hurry......hurry to catch the bus, hurry to finish eating.......hurry to finish our degrees, hurry to start working, hurry to acquire the materialistic pleasures which we feel will make our life a much better place.......chasing some elusive dream and never quite knowing when we are or will be satisfied.......

in this process, we lose sight of things which really matter.........maybe i am generalising but i see a trend.......fast life.....work hard, play hard cultures.....

anyway......if we just stop to look around us and appreciate these little things, i think our lives will be much better and we will gain that fulfillment of having lived a meaningful life.......of course this does not mean that we shouldnt have a goal and work towards it.....but what i am saying is, we should not lose focus and be self absorbed to the extent that we forget there is a life beyond...........

i drifted apart from my topic.......but will get back to it soon................

6 comments:

JK said...

What made you stop writing??!!

Rajeev said...

I see ur new here! :)
Well nice post! :) Will be back here to read more! :)

peace & love
Jeevy

Sandeep said...

Hey thats a nice blog.. even my friends also writes blog.. www.carmalin.blogspot.com
thats a good one.. abt nature

Srikanth said...

bahaLa oLLe prayatna.

The last couple of lnes of this post reminds me of the famous poem by WH Davies:

WHAT is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?—
No time to stand beneath the boughs,
And stare as long as sheep and cows:

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

PS: Is "..............", a new punctuation mark in English?

Lankesh Devalapura said...

Well very nice blog..very nice description about the hidden beauty which we haven't (or might not) observed in our daily activities, but I didn't under stand one thing u mentioned the beauty of the nature... but the blog page is black, it seems to me when writing something abt beauty I would prefer some pleasant background rather than black.. Is there any particular reason to keep black as ur blog

Good job of writing a nice blog...

Yathi said...

The beauty of beauty is there is not marked definition of beauty ;)