In the original series Star Trek, you could tell when a woman was supposed to be beautiful because the screen would get all soft and fuzzy. I’m talking the Star Trek with Captain Kirk and his many amours. Our views of beauty have changed so much since then that I can only tell that a woman is supposed to be beautiful when that filter is on the screen and the romantic music starts playing.
I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful. – John Constable (1776 – 1837)
That is how my city felt on Saturday. There was a soft and fuzzy filter all about it. It made me feel romantic toward the mountains, the leafless trees and even the traffic. All the cars that passed had that same soft and fuzzy grime all over them from the salt on the road. I know it should make me think that they need to be cleaned, but I could hear the romantic music when I saw them. They were beautiful.