Unexpectedly Beautiful

We all appreciate classical beauty, perfection as it were. But there’s something about the unexpectedly beautiful, the asymmetrically symmetrical, the imperfectly perfect that resonates more deeply with us. Perhaps it is because we sense that, although very few of us are the former, all of us are capable of becoming the latter.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” ~Ecclesiastes 3:11

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“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.” ~Confucius

          “There is no exquisite beauty…without some strangeness in the proportion.”      ~Edgar Allan Poe

“Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else even cared.” ~Tupac Shakur

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” ~Franz Kafka

“And why do you worry about clothes? Consider how the lilies of the field grow: They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was adorned like one of these.” ~Matthew 6:28-29

      “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.”      ~Amy Bloom

     “Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we find it not.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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17 Responses to Unexpectedly Beautiful

  1. numrhood says:

    ecclesiastes 3:13 i can quote all things through christ

    matthew 6:53-54 everlasting life

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  2. Beauty in all its forms.

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  3. Marlapaige says:

    These are all beautiful. The one with the umbrella took my breath away. The distortion yet the extreme clarity… the smudged colors with no defined edges brightening the whole shot. It was one of the most beautiful things I have seen in a really long time

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  4. The little girl carrying the toddler. Just posted today about my trip to Bosnia 20 years ago right now (57th birthday there) with a family who came to Iowa as refugees. There are a couple of very poignant photos among them. (And the boy who was 6 when I was there, who leaned against my knee to try to communicate, spotted the post first thing this morning. He’s still an awesome communicator now, thankfully for me, he has a great command of English, although my website now (as of two weeks ago) sports translating even in Bosnian.

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  5. Erika says:

    Beautiful is everything that simply reflects life in any facet. Life is beautiful.

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  6. I particularly like the Kafka quote.

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  7. Zina Hermez says:

    His love is perfect for our imperfections.💜

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  8. Michele Lee says:

    We are surrounded by so much beauty. One need not look too far. Lovely post.

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  9. Fiercely, gently beautiful — all but the little one’s tears. Please, God, may we strive to transform the tears.. ❤️

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  10. haoyando says:

    Beautiful pictures and beautiful quotes.

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  11. Absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for this much-needed “beauty break”.

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  12. Nancy Ruegg says:

    MORE fascinating photos, Mitch. I especially love the grace portrayed by the flying fishing boat. Never saw a watercraft like that before!

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