Writing Prompt #15: Beauty

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We've all heard the saying, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

And it is. Each of us finds different objects, ideas, and people beautiful.

I wasn't sure what to use for my prompt this week. So I opened my photos folder. I have photos going back through 2008.

I searched for "art" but a bunch of other photos appeared.

The lead and first images are of my husband using an app from my first ever smart phone. I can't remember which app it was.

I find my husband's tattoos very beautiful. I was with him when he got his first tattoo. I hated it. It was some evil looking wizard dude.

He has had that one covered.

I began scrolling through to see what other beautiful things I could find. I'll include images I find beautiful for one reason or other.

I find many things beautiful. Every day objects arranged a certain way.

Some arrangements make a political or societal statement. I collected a bucketful of spent ammunition. I placed a flower in the bucket. I liked the dichotomy of the objects symbolizing death and the object symbolizing growth together. It made the flower than much more beautiful to my eye.

Used bullets and shell casings with a flower

I believe I approach beauty ideals differently than most people do.

Most people fall into the societal norms, whatever those may be. I see beauty everywhere and usually in things society sees as ugly, gross, or horrifying.

A stain on my bathroom floor

I can find beauty in stains. This stain, to me, looks like a little girl. I picture her getting all dressed up in her foofiest, frilliest dress to go play outside in the mud.

I find beauty in death. I keep the skulls of animals. Sometimes they are skulls I've found and sometimes they belong to animals who've died whom I loved so much.

Lamb skull found in the field.
Rodent skull. Probably from a pack rat.

I like to make art from the bones and skulls I've found or kept.

I'm planning on painting and otherwise decorating the many random skulls I have. I suppose I can sell them on Etsy. Or Amazon.

Cow skull in the snow

Of course I create other kinds of beautiful things.

Art piece I made from carved sheetrock and melted crayons.
Nontraditional Christmas card I made on commission.

This week's prompt is about beauty. What's beauty in your eyes? Is it what society tells you it should be? So you find beauty in traditional settings or do you find beauty in the nontraditional settings?

Photo credit: DANKIMREDMANGO

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  1. Write anything about Beauty

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  3. Write at least 600 words

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  6. Have fun

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I will definitely try this. I kinda like it,

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2 years ago

That's an interesting topic, thank you for these prompts and your work in this community, you help me think of a topic to write about. Today is a beautiful day and I might go out and about, by the canal and write about the natural beauty in nature. 😊🌿

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We have different insights about it which makes the word itself BROAD and UNFATHOMABLE. Everything and everyone is a beauty due to its quality.

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I agree one can find beauty in even the ugliest of people and things.

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2 years ago

Beauty is in front of you in everything... I'm gonna try this

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I look forward to it.

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2 years ago

Beauty is everywhere, it depends on how we appreciate it. I will write about this prompt, thanks for this:)

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Beauty is also subjective. Even if others find some things I perceive as beautiful as not, I don't care. To me, it's beautiful, and period. Let them think what they want but my opinion is my opinion.

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2 years ago

Perfect.

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I really agree with that. We have different perceptions about this matter and maybe that makes everything around us more attractive and beautiful in each individuals sight 🤗

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I will write something about this, thanks for the prompt. I find the skull fascinating as well, it looks a perfect art at its normal appearance.

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I am fascinated by how you perceive beauty and the cool personality you have.

For me, beauty is all over around us, we just need to see things creatively and positively. I would love to try this prompt and discover the beauty of everything. :))

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2 years ago

I just wrote on beauty before this.....this is interesting. The word cannot be fully over emphasized cuz it's just personal preference or love for nothing. Only if we look deeper we would find that thing that we can call a beauty. I love the image

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2 years ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I am similar to you in so far as I can see beauty in things that would appear to others as ugly or even mundane. Skulls are fascinating, I used to have mice and rat skulls when I was a child :)

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I love skulls. I would really like some of those flesh-eating beetles so I could clean them better.

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That would be cool, and wouldn't damage them cleaning the skulls.

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They are a wee bit pricey. Especially for now.

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For me, beauty is in my mother's smile, on a quiet day observing the strange shapes of the clouds. I definitely want to elaborate my publication with this topic, even if it is in Spanish I am going to do it. I really liked your definition of beauty, it is interesting to see through the eyes of others.

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Beauty remains beauty in all ways. We see differently and extremely exceptional. So, the things you saw today to be beautiful, may be see in someone else's eyes as ugly and vice versa.

There is beauty in the eyes of many.

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I liked the image in second frame, to me the flower among the bullets indicates that there is always redemption waiting irrespective of circumstance and that there is life after death. Two meanings I gave it. I liked the christmas card too. I'd finish your last sentence by saying the world without art is boring.

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My beauty isn't your beauty. Everyone gives definition to beauty according to how they perceive it. The ultimate here is to find your beautiful. I have found the real essence of what accrues to me as beauty, and I hope to share in the article soon.

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Everyone poccess beauty either outwardly or inwardly. Inward beauty is very difficult to find

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Beauty are those things that satisfies my eyes, and that can make me feel good and happy though it may seems odd to others, and that I think justifies beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

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Agreed!

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