Some people will say beauty is only skin deep, but let’s not downplay the impact beautiful things have in the world.
For example, we normally associate bugs as critters we avoid but why don’t we see butterflies in the same way? After all, there is virtually nothing different about them other than their beautiful wings. Regardless, you won’t see me avoiding butterflies.
Am I also a shallow person if I always make sure ladybugs don’t get harmed if they happen to venture into the house? Probably. But I don’t care. I just like all things beautiful.
I’m certainly not alone. The very beauty I speak of can be found in artworks that are sold time and again for millions and sometimes tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars. All for a thin canvas that contains little more than oil and pigment. Talk about skin deep.
The commercial world talks about Apple’s iPhone but people tend to forget how Apple took the nation by storm when they introduced the outrageously beautiful iMac computers in the 1990s. Before that, almost all computers came in bland beige boxes.
At this point I should begin to discuss the practicality of beauty in the natural world but I won’t. I am full of emotion today. I want to talk about how a man can fall head over heels over a woman because of how beautiful she is.
Love stories abound in history and literature:
- Romeo and Juliet
- Samson and Delilah
- Napoleon and Josephine
- Marie and Pierre Curie
- Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
The above are popular people, and I can presume there have been countless cases of regular people feeling the same feelings every day over thousands of years.
Only those who have experienced love can understand how a man lives his life according to the woman he loves. Everything else is secondary.