written by AYA: https://ayatoday.com/behindthewords/ 📰
A beautiful thing is never perfect. Perfection may be made up of quiet, hidden undertones forged from an active mind that reflect overtones negatively; halftones that wink humbly; voids that create life, intervals, hence rhythm and movement, magic; highs that fall and then put the lows into perspective… You no longer know whether you fall or fly. The whole spectrum of beauty has substance. That’s not easy to explain. Perfection is a secret. The revelation, dangerous.
Like moths to the light, servants gather around Gods.
Don’t obsess over knowing, controlling, dominating, or loving, all of which are worth nothing more than a fight over the obvious. What you must have, you will never own. Be counter-intuitive. If you take a step to close, you will take two steps back. Try to look left and you will turn right. Think back and you will know where to go forward. Beauty hides in a dance with the unknown. That is why beauty is what inspires us and not safety or the apparently “better” choices in life. Note that after a period of time everything becomes second nature and it happens faster than you think, so be mindful. Do not take beauty for granted or you will lose it to that which has become your normal. There hides great contrast of unpredictability in your stagnation that leads to painful awakenings. So wake up today and see beauty all around you.
“The lover is moved by the beloved object as the senses are by sensual objects; and they unite and become one and the same thing. The work is the first thing born of this union; if the thing loved is base the lover becomes base.”
— Leonardo da Vinci