Sunday, December 10, 2006

Beauty's delusion





‘ The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.’
Joan Collins.

‘You’re beautiful.’ But I don’t really care. One day I will be beautiful to the eye no more.
Will I be beautiful then?

But then, is beauty only what the eye can see?





*All photographs have been taken on a Cannon PowerShot A85 4.0 Mega Pixel digital camera.

17 comments:

Até said...

Interesting. Where did you take this?

And why do you call it Beauty's Delusion?

Lúthien Táralóm said...

I took it at home. One of my favourite bronze sculptures.
I'm going to post why i called it Beauty's Delusion.
So there.

saptarshi said...

Beauty exists only when there is an admirer,an eye for appreciation.It is not something that is 'contained' or etched in the object.So it cannot fade away.

Beauty exists discretely at those moments when you look at the object and feel its beauty within.

You never know.The same statue whose beauty you might think is in its ruin,might inspire a historian to write a poem on it.

Lúthien Táralóm said...

Well thanks for answering the questions which were to be left to the reader.
But then does it really matter cause not many people come here anyway.

saptarshi said...

:o)

Hey,add my link please.

Lúthien Táralóm said...

Which saptarshi?
En route: Neverland I presume?
I'd have to read your work first though as well.
Give me a bit of time and we'll see.
:D

saptarshi said...

Not only that...my main blog is Th tramp.You must read the posts from the month of may.And we can have some debates again...lol

Lúthien Táralóm said...

Alright. I'll link your profile page then. Nice pics of Victoria by the way. I'm going to take my camera there sometime as well. By the way do you know guitargeorge? I mean personally.

saptarshi said...

Yes.He happens to be my bestest buddy...lol
Why do you ask?

Lúthien Táralóm said...

Bestest buddy?
I just liked one of his comments on your blog. And so I went to check his out. I'll comment on his as well since I like it, except there's too much bengali that I can't understand.
:P

the psycho guy said...

Beauty lies
in sparkling eyes
In smiles, in sins
In violins
In praise, in song
In words too long
To understand
In grains of sand,
An ocean's wave
A deep, dark cave
A dream, a sigh
a scream, a cry.

And Beauty fades away with time
A tintinnabulating chime.

Lúthien Táralóm said...

So I guess you liked this one since it inspired you to write that. I like what you wrote by the way. It's good. You like the word 'tintinnabulating' don't you?

the psycho guy said...

Love it. The word, I mean. Didn't care much about the post. You are getting touchy, aren't you? You need to improve.

guitargeorge said...

If I look back at the picture
The picture of you in my mind
The smile playing around your lips,
As i glanced behind......

A look, a mere glance, that's all i had
A faded memory, in shades of white and black
Yet the colours, they all seemed to
glow
An image of love, of undying hope...

When i look at you today,
After all these years have passed,
I realise that your beauty lay not in your looks,
But somewhere in your heart....

Lúthien Táralóm said...

@ Maurice - Yes I was touchy then, and you know why. I still don't care though.
:)
@ Subhayu - I really liked this. Ha ha. I have a lovely comment on my blog. I was so...I can't call it jealous, but something of that sort...that saptarshi had that comment on his blog...the one that went like 'somewhere over the rainbow'...Thank you.
:)
[I'm being silly, and I know it, and I don't care. *grins*

guitargeorge said...

yeah, whatever makes u happy....

Lúthien Táralóm said...

*gigles around like a happy baby*