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Seize beauty with both your hands

Don't let go. Make it yours.
Yet another thought I had today. I had to get it down before it went away. A 12-word story this time; I've wanted to combined two six word stories for a while. I don't think this counts, but I don't give two pins.

Beauty has always been something that everyone knows by name but is unrecognisable. What is beauty to you? Is it about size? Facial shape? Symmetry? Hair and eye colour? Is it purely about personality?

Who judges beauty anyway? Men and women's magazines? Not for me. Is it pageant judges? Your parents? Your peers?

Unless you can put beauty into a pretty little package and tell me "That's what beauty is", none of us will unanimously agree.

I watched a video commentary on YouTube in which the presenter said "Make the fight your own" (it was a vlog about Bruce Lee's legacy and the martial arts). I'm not going to tell anyone either way what to do, but I'm wondering:

Why don't we make beauty our own? Be beautiful on our own terms? And if no one agrees to our conditions, let them look elsewhere?
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FridgePoetProject Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Truer words have never been spoken!  Hear hear!!  :highfive:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
All right! :highfive:
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SueJOwen Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Professional Writer
Beauty is honesty to self. Good thoughts.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm very pleased that you like it!
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SueJOwen Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Professional Writer
Hello by KmyGraphic  
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:hellothere: :wave: 
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SueJOwen Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Writer
:) (Smile) 
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chessfriday Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
yes
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Glad you approve!
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Heart 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm happy your approve. Thank you for the :+fav:
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Heart 
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A-Lovely-Anxiety Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
something i probably needed to hear.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly hope it gives you courage
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beauty is what strikes me. What makes me turn my head to hold the vision a bit longer. what make me stop in front of a statue or a painting or a landscape. 

I couldn't say WHAT it is. But I know it when I see it. Or heart it. 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You've definitely got more of an idea than most people :nod:
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww.
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
hear*
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:nod:
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
So you like Breaking Benjamin? That band is very nice :)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I do, and they are! :)
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I grew up with them, I grew up with their songs like Diary OF Jane, and I Will Not Bow
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love those two songs. Diary of Jane takes me back, as does I Will Not Bow -Rock on- 
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WushuKhanKu96 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
lol you bet :D Breaking Benjamin and Evanescence were two bands I grew up loving, as well as Michael Jackson lol. Three Days Grace is also pretty good to me :iconrockonplz:
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
God, I love those bands! :iconrockonplz:
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EclecticQuill Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Writer
Good observation. :)

I love the philosophy of aesthetics, and strongly hold with the concept of the personal aesthetic. The idea that we each have our own idea of what perfect beauty is, I always hold with the Confucian concept that all things have beauty, but not everyone is able to see it. 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I didn't know that about Confucianism. That's really fascinating!
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EclecticQuill Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student Writer
I'm not very familiar with Confucianism, I've only really looked into the aspects regarding aesthetics and metaphysics. But Confucius was a brilliant philosopher, with some truly fascinating ideas. 
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely had a lot of interesting ideas, that's for sure.
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EclecticQuill Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Writer
:nod:
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