Thoughts on Beauty

Something to think about –

A cool excerpt from the prize winning book Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body. I’m definately picking this one up:

“… Each image of a beautiful face or perfectly turned limb is not really about the subject that it appears to be, but rather what it is not.

“It is about the imperfections that are absent: the machine errors that arise from the vicissitudes of the womb, childhood, maturity and old age …

“When we see someone who appears to have avoided them, however fleetingly, we pause to look with amazed delight. Beauty, Stendhal says, is only the promise of happiness. Perhaps. But it is equally the recollection of sorrow”.

via Moorish Girl

The Latest

Future Artifacts

Brutal. Devastating. Dangerous. Join an investigation into a cruel and heartless leader … crawl through filth and mud to escape biological warfare … team up with time-traveling soldiers faced with potentially life-altering instructions. Kameron Hurley, award-winning author and expert in the future of war and resistance movements, has created eighteen exhilarating tales giving glimpses into […]

Support Kameron

If you’ve read and enjoyed my work for free – whether that’s the musings here on the blog, guest posts elsewhere, or through various free fiction sites, it’s now easier than ever to donate to support this work, either with a one-time contribution via PayPal, or via a monthly Patreon contribution:

Scroll to Top