At CancerHQ, we often hear stories of tragedy turned inspirational. We look for beauty in everything;even disease.
Take a few minutes letting your eyes wander. Certainly, this house is in chaos. Heck, the bathtub is in the living room!? See if you can find beauty in this picture.
My eyes are immediately drawn to to the wood structure (we all love hardwoods) and to the scenery outside the bay window. My imagination pictures the family warming in front of the fire place. This house was obviously constructed in a time when carpenters built things the right way! You can see trees outside of both the left and right windows and mountains out the back. I wonder what picturesque scenery exists out front.
Hopefully, you see beauty in the midst of this chaos. For me, this picture validates the old adage:
Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:
Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not utter’d by base sale of chapmen’s tongues
By David Hume:
“Beauty in things exists
merely in the mind which contemplates them.”
Beauty, like supreme dominion
Is but supported by opinion
We thank Trey Ratchliff, at Stuck In Customs, for photographing this New Zealand abandoned farmhouse (and for the breaking-and-entering required to do so).