"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, 1975, in Death, The Final Stage of Growth
So true, isn't it? There is so much happening in our day to day lives that we seldom slow down to appreciate beauty that is not of the superficial kind. We complain of life dealing us an unfair hand, yet fail to see and grow from the lessons taught. Yet, true beauty lies deep within all of us, and it shines especially in those that have been moulded and polished by the passage of time and fate. It takes one that has gone through such rites of passage and learnt from them to truely show such beauty in its brightest splendor.
**I came across this quote while surfing around and found it to be quite
meaningful, so I decided to share it.(Yes, and more reviews are coming up, as promised. Thank you for being patient!)