Forgetting Beauty

Is there a greater regret than forgetting beauty? To have known the beautiful — truly, immanently, intimately — and to forget that fact is akin to death. It is certainly a tragedy.

Simple stunning beauty, like the rich, subtle gradations of color in a perfect sunset, is never really forgotten. It lives within, it makes up our being.

But one must make the effort — must remember the light — the brilliant, beautiful, life-giving light — even in the depths of darkness. It is that which nourishes and sustains.

Beauty is alchemy. It transforms a leaden heart into a golden glowing grace. It is rock-solid philosophy. Unshakable. A foundation for the ages, immune to any challenge, argument or skepticism.

“She walks in beauty, like the night.” Maybe. Rather her beauty transforms — transmutates — night into day. Makes the darkness shine. Turns subtle shadowy forms into transcendental perfection.

The truth is there’s no regret — no place for sadness. Beauty cannot be forgotten. It will always be. It will not be forgotten. It simply is.

It is the seeing, the remembering — that is the art. To have eyes for the purpose. To open the blinds that cover the windows in a darkened room of the soul. That’s a worthwhile quest.

Beauty…I always remember. And love.

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4 Responses to “Forgetting Beauty”

  1. teddylee01 Says:

    Great post Necromancer.

  2. The Necromancer Says:

    @teddylee: Thanks! And thanks for stopping by…

  3. lizardsgizzard Says:

    To have eyes for the purpose…this idea resonates. The idea of remembering beauty is itself beautiful, no?

  4. The Necromancer Says:

    @lizzardsgizzard: Tout a fait. A crucial footnote to my idle musings here.

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