Monday, August 9, 2010

So Much Beauty in Dirt

I love the beauty in the dirty, the broken down, the ugly. I'm drawn to it like a moth to the light. Finding it sets me free inside. A sort of inner sigh of relief. Graffiti on a forgotten underpass, a tattered old hardback book, a girl's running mascara. . . These things never fail to catch my eye. I find them so beautifully flawed.
I wonder if other people see them the way I do.


JeweyLama said...

Quote from my desktop background with a dried up cracked leaf as the picture:

"I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may - light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."

It's so much nicer to see the beauty in all of life's oddities and imperfections than to be a critic and a judge.

tracy said...

I agree and can relate with you on this..