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Beauty is only skin deep, they say.

So why does disfigurement poison the soul?
An overdone title but I can't think of anything else. Any suggestions would be super appreciated.

Just a thought that kept me from sleep, hastily scribbled into my Moleskine.

EDIT (22/6/14): Changed the title so that it wouldn't be confused with my other title "Seizing Beauty"
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my-savage-garden Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Professional General Artist
John Merrick was a fine example of overcoming disfigurement but we see how others treated him. Why do we love beauty and hate ugliness? Why do we define beauty and ugliness?
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
He certainly was, poor man.

Because we are always seeing double. We always have to compare and contrast, leading to mixed results. Sometimes, we use duality to determine right from wrong and then we use the same thing to exclude and persecute.
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tommyboywood Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
he's there... the phantom of the opera
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice one!
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Such an unfortunate truth. :tears:
I believe that they who judge disfigurements negatively are of poisoned souls, thus poisoning the hearts and tormenting the souls of the disfigured.   
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. That has got to be one of the deepest interpretations I have heard!!
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Edges-to-Everything Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
While I still disapprove of people who make disparaging comments toward others, I have learned over the years that these misdirected people are often suffering themselves. Many were raised in negative environments, and their behaviors are perhaps learned, more than chosen. A person who once bullied me in high school became a reasonably good friend when we met again many years later. It was then that I learned of the environment he'd been raised in, which sounded appalling. :(

(Works of few words have the power to generate many more words!)
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that does happen, where bullies are made and change for the better. Not always, but it's a trend that can't be ignored.

That's true as well :nod:
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WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle: I really, really like this piece...
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you :hug:
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