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