Posted: Jun 30, 1858 8:06 PM
One factor is common in the forefront of all things in life: the young man discovering his true identity; the amazingly pure rose blossom growing in spring; the art of an artist at the peak of his career. It is something we can barely grasp, but we notice it without meaning. This commonality is the quality of physical beauty. And this quality defines the real character and true intentions hidden behind that object or person. The young man unearthing his real character shows this. He is at the peak of his life experience. His true beauty reflects his modern views and the great opportunities offered to him. He has the most handsome, least wrinkled of faces, this beauty admired by all. But as he starts to age, his character starts to deteriorate, as with his beauty. He no longer has the will to explore life, just as wrinkles begin to show on his face. His physical beauty is a reflection of his inner character. In times of spring, when flowers begin to grow throughout London, the beauty of growth and warmth shines through the city. It seems as if nature itself is waking up and exploring life’s joys. I’d call spring the most beautiful of seasons! Springtime is a priceless luxury that we all enjoy, and the beauty that shows of this season reflects this. When an artist is creating art at his peak, it can be reflected through his work. The most beautiful of paintings are created when the painter has the greatest passion for beauty in life. And when his works begin to decline in quality, it reflects that he has lost his hunger for beauty, and that life most definitely does not have much more left for him. As the young man, as the flowers growing in springtime, as the artist, we should all strive for the greatest amount of material beauty in life; for the amount of physical attractiveness one shows reflects the true inner soul of that person. It is more important than science, than relationships, than wealth as it defines the man. A life without beauty is one without purpose, as everything in the world strives to gain the most of it.