Sunday, September 27, 2015

Beauty, is in the eye of the beholder

I do not remember who was credited with the statement, but I know is was a long time ago. Shakespeare used it a couple times, and it is true.
I see people and things today that some say are beautiful, and I might think, ‘maybe.’
Paintings are the same.  I have actually seen some abstracts I liked, but could not tell you why. I always remember one of my dad’s favorite jokes, when the Abstract was big.
In an art gallery in Texas, Son to mother  “ Mama, what is that picture?”
Mother, “Says here that is supposed to be a man on a horse.”
“Then why ain’t it?”
(the boy knew what a man on a horse looked like.)
Tonite’s thoughts is about animals. There are times I see a picture of a cat, and it throws me for a loop, cute.
There are dog pictures that make me smile, I love dogs. They are not as photogenic as a cat (when they want to be). (The Corgi is for Betty)
I love the lion and tiger for beauty also. 
And ducks, on the lakes in Florida you see so many magnificently painted water fowl. Some are as pretty as the butterfly.
BUT my choice of beauty is the horse.  Since I was a kid I would see horses and I thought they were absolutely the most beautiful animal In the world.
beauty now
Ugly?  The moose is so ugly it is pretty .  I love to see them in the wild. They are huge homely looking animals, to me. I have met folks who think the Moose is magnificent. ‘
Proving, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Nite Shipslog

PS: Does anyone know if a ceramic cup can be re-fired to add a name?

The top ten cars of 1990 , Ford squeezed in the TAurus


betty said...

Thank you for the corgi :) A cutie indeed! I liked the colorful ducks too!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

When I look around there is rarely a time when I don't see anything that isn't beautiful. Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but there truly is beauty everywhere.

Paula said...

I like cats and lions for beauty and you can have the moose. One of John's sisters in Alaska used to always send us a calendar of moose. I always wondered why. lol

Mevely317 said...

Awww. Methinks when Mr. God was handing out good looks, the moose got the short end of the stick. Maybe that's why I like 'em?
Wouldn't it be cool to be paid for capturing images of animals? Those ducks are amazing!

PS - Try the folks at about your ceramic mug. I've ordered from them on many an occasion and found their customer service to be great.

shirl72 said...

We had our Chancy a standard poodle lived 21 years. The cat that lives up the street and comes here to eat brought 2 or her babies to see me. They also eat what I give them. I made a mistake of feeding her one time now she is here waiting on my deck for breakfast and dinner. I guess I will have the little ones here to feed.

Rick Watson said...

We had a couch when we lived in our first trailer that looked like that painting at the top of your blog.
I thought it was great at the time but in retrospect it's clear I had questionable taste.