Beautiful with Time

Two passengers on the bus.

Both women.

One was clearly younger than the other. I could tell from their skin.

The younger one appeared in her twenties. Smooth, clear skin with just a light touch of make-up. She would easily be considered pretty, if not beautiful.

The other woman was much, much older. Hair dyed brown but not quite covering all that silver-grey. Her skin tanned and wrinkled. Was she considered pretty or beautiful when younger?

And it occurred to me:

Some people might be born beautiful or handsome. Those who are not can always achieve some measure of beauty through cosmetics and science. But no matter what, the passing of time ultimately robs skin and muscle of the potential to appear beautiful.

Our minds are a different matter though.

The possibility always exists that minds will become more beautiful with age.


2 thoughts on “Beautiful with Time

  1. I like it.

    I particularly like that you refrained from going into what happens when you become really old. When minds deteriorate gradually… it’s when the real hell starts.

    I think we have a bit in common friend. We both want to do and know everything.
    Even if it’s impossible. Check out my website? I’m pretty young though… not too much time on my hands just yet.

    • Hi Jordan, I’d like to think even when the mind deteriorates, it remains having the *potential* to stay beautiful. Life is unpredictable. We just have to try to make the best of it and see the positive side of things.

      BTW, how did I give the impression that I want to do and know everything? LOL. I know I can’t do that. You know, I tell people I’m old but then I’m not THAT old (as in I’m in my mid-30s as of this post). I suppose I have as much time as anyone else 🙂

      Thanks for dropping by.

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