The 08/25/13 Joy Jar

25 Aug

The #8 bus winds through Seattle and tells one a lot about the evolution of Seattle. Depending upon your perspective, it either starts at Seattle Center where the Space Needle is located and ends at Rainier Beach or starts at Rainier Beach and ends at Seattle Center. Along the way it goes through Southeast Seattle which is probably one of the most diverse areas in the country through neighborhoods who are now gentrifying along the back of Capital Hill to Seattle Center. Young people tend to display what a culture thinks is beautiful or hip. It is interesting that one observes that there is a cultural perspective to what is seen as beautiful. Today’s deposit into the ‘Joy Jar’ is the many facets of beauty.

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
Confucius

Of life’s two chief prizes, beauty and truth, I found the first in a loving heart and the second in a laborer’s hand.
Khalil Gibran

A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
John Keats

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
Kevyn Aucoin

Beauty is not caused. It is.
Emily Dickinson

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
Maria Mitchell

Beauty is indeed a good gift of God; but that the good may not think it a great good, God dispenses it even to the wicked.
Saint Augustine

Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
David Hume

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