Thursday, June 02, 2011

You are beautiful!

One day your eyelashes will turn white, one day your lips will be covered with wrinkles and so will be your palm. And I will still say, "you are beautiful!" For, the love in your eyes will still be the same, the smile on your lips will still brighten my day and the warmth of the touch of your palm in my hand will still give me all the strength to overcome the challenges in life. And whenever I will tell you that you are beautiful, I will mean it, irrespective of how you look then, for the real beauty never ages, it only becomes richer and richer with time.
It takes time, not to look beautiful, but to 'be' beautiful, to be perceived beautiful, for you to understand yourselves that you are beautiful. 'Cause the real beauty is something to be experienced and not just seen!
I always wondered what is that makes you look so beautiful, all the time! I knew it is something beyond your beautiful tender skin, your silky hair and your deep black eyes. And then one day I saw you with that baby oil bottle in your hand! Eureka! No, it's not your skin as tender as a baby's, neither your eyes as expressive as a baby's. It's your heart! You have a pure heart, as pure as that of a baby. A heart that brings such a beautiful smile on your lips, the heart that says it all through eyes, without any hesitance, without any hidden intentions. It's this ability of yours to have maintained the purity of heart, which makes you beautiful. It's this lovely spotless heart which makes you happy and smiling about all those tiniest of the things, from a mere thought of having an icecream to making new plans of travelling to places. A happy person always looks beautiful. I can now see all those small things you do and you have to make yourself happy. 'Cause to be happy you need to love yourself, appreciate yourself and be confident about what you are. I wonder if this is what you think about when you sit in front of the mirror, with all those colourful tiny bottles and brushes? Trying to do things to make yourself happy and not exactly beautiful? Or actually giving that beautiful expression of your pure heart, a finishing touch? Yes you are beautiful, and now I know your real beauty is in the happiness you have and the happiness you spread, and that this way you will be beautiful forever!

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13 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

This is surely complicated...I laughed out at times, still not sure what 'real' beauty really is!

Love is transitory, and so is our perception of beauty. And I think it need not even be skin deep, in fact most of the times it is not. Unless a person is beautiful (not the skin deep type), we don't even make much effort to go that deep to dig and see if there is beauty hidden deep within.

I think that when we get old, we might not even see beauty in our partners. We might just see wrinkles and lots f wrinkles, everywhere. We may not feel any love, see any beauty...just take a deep sigh of a life full of regrets :)

bhavin said...

haha, why so sad sid? be optimistic. Most probably when u get old, irrespective of what you see and what you feel (or don't) in your partner, you will still have no option but to say 'you are beautiful!'
;)

Neeru's Corner said...

Hmmm....wonderful article Bhavin :) I liked it...We had already a discussion on this topic so i guess u know what my views are...nice one!!

Vyankatesh said...

Nice post.

bhavin said...

@neeru: thanks, yes I know! :)
@vyankatesh: thanks!

Nidhi Dang said...

Bhavin, i like d 'finishing touch' ! Such recognition of 'real beauty' and 'everlasting ideal love' is usually the subject of romantic fiction but rarely found in real life.
But I am not saying that it doesn't exist! Hope u find the 'real' beauty and love it 'ideally'. ;)

Sid: Maybe Botox or Age Lift would help!
and are u trying to say u generally avoid ppl who r not so gud luking (or read 'ugly')?? ;p

rivercat said...

yes, this is a wonderful post youve written. I think that we feel beauty, and it overrides any perception of what is supposed to be accepted as beautiful...that is if we feel the beauty of another person that deeply.

bhavin said...

@dang: :)
@rivercat: Thank you. About the 'perception of beauty', have you watched the movie 'perfume'? Do watch it and read my review on my blog (named beautiFiction).

Siddhartha Joshi said...

@Dang: I really do not mean that I avoid anyone...in fact being friends and being in love has nothing much to do with beauty, I guess...

Botox etc is all fake, too unreal to be even considered for something which is meant to remain with u for only a while...

Peachyyy said...

I kinda agree with sid here. :s

Long time no new post bhavin, whats up.
Write more often :p

bhavin said...

@peachyyy: hmmm i know... sometimes u feel like writing, u think about it.... and somehow dnt end up actually writing it!
:(

M said...

Very intense post. Like you said Bhavin, beauty is surely in your eyes. And since you are beautiful and also happy, you perceive something as beautiful. Beauty is only something which is pleasing to your eyes, heart and mind. It is surely beyond age. Imagine that lovely old lady with wrinkled skin, soft touch, twinkle in the eyes, you may still call her beautiful.

bhavin said...

:)yes meenu!