Imperfect Beauty

Beauty is a complicated word. When applied to standards of how human beings should look, it often makes us cringe, pass judgment, or seek the impossible. We hope to protect our children from impossible standards. When we find beauty in the natural world, we often look for moments of the extraordinary: bright colors, clear nights, stunning sunsets. We can appreciate the imperfect beauty in nature so easily, like discovering a four-leaf clover or taking delight in a cat’s polydactyly. How can we reframe the ways we look for beauty in ourselves and others, to celebrate our imperfect beauty as an affirmation of the complex diversity of humanity?


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