2.05.2008

beautiful to me

In my British Lit class, we were reading Keats and discussing how "beauty is truth, and truth is beauty," how beauty is subjective, and how beauty can be a representation of perfection. We asked the questions, "Would you stay in a moment of perfection forever, or would you proceed on to reality?" "Is something perfect and beautiful if it's a moment frozen in time, forever in laughter or anticipation?" I was thinking, and I thought of this picture taken over break. I would go back to this moment in a heartbeat, but not forever. My mom, my sisters, and me, all together, our joking and laughing captured in a moment forever. It's the perfection of the moment and the fact that things aren't always like that, that give this picture value. Some may view this and think nothing of it, may see it as just some girls laughing. But to me, this moment is perfection--this image is beautiful to me.

7 comments:

Jill said...

That's a darling photo, definitely beautiful.

e.wood said...

Holy cow! I just read that poem by Keats about 5 minutes ago. I read your post this morning, and when I was finished I realized that you posted about the same poem! I really like the poem, and I'm excited to discuss it in class today. I want to call you to talk about "Frankenstein" and Keats. Love you!

Diana said...

I love that picture you're all beautiful!

kristi said...

you have got to be kidding me.... the good mail i got from you today was AMAZING!!!

kristi said...

ok have to say it again!!!
AMAZING!

jt said...

It's beautiful to me as well :)

Denise said...

Wow. I guess you really do have to be careful these days--you never know when some goofy thing you do on the spur of the moment may end up on the internet!

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