beautynoun1 the beauty of the scenery: attractiveness, prettiness, good looks,comeliness, allure; loveliness, charm, appeal, eye-appeal,heavenliness; winsomeness, grace, elegance, exquisiteness; splendor,magnificence, grandeur, impressiveness, decorativeness; gorgeousness,glamour; literary beauteousness, pulchritude. ANTONYMS ugliness.2 she is a beauty: beautiful woman, belle, vision, Venus, goddess,beauty queen, picture; informal babe, hottie, looker, good looker,beaut, siren, doll, arm candy, lovely, stunner, knockout, bombshell,dish, peach, eyeful, fox. ANTONYMS hag.
While Papa Bear is probably the most beautiful Bernese ever (I really think so), I've noticed his delight at sniffing the rear of almost any dog he sees. His tail wags and he strains on his leash, my big lumbering gentle giant wants to play. Remarkable he doesn't notice that it's he who grabs all the attention. He's not the breed standard but somehow he exists in a world that wants to love him for his uniqueness and that can see his great beauty.
The labels of beauty/non-beauty are not going to go away in a flood of acceptance as easily as Papa Bear's differences were accepted; this planet has not managed world peace yet either.
Sunday morning musing after learning of a freshman at Bennington that died in the common room last week. A couple of drinks and falling asleep to never wake up again, her friends that cannot make sense of her absence. A cup of coffee at my computer this morning and wondering why People Magazine does that who wore it better section. Voting on whether black shoes look better than gold? Is cleavage good or gross? Who's got cellulite at the beach that you didn't know had issues with it? Interviews with plastic surgeons commenting on the appearance of someone who may have done something? Just for right now, I'm really, really tired of it. The fashion police inviting you to laugh at some silly faux paus? Oh please.