Whenever I walk on the pavement of the city streets, I see the strangers walk past me, and know there is so much history in their lives. But, to only catch a glimpse of their faces, there are so many different feelings an expression can give. A sudden laugh can make you smile, a baby staring at you or a sad face on the bus. Beautiful people are everywhere. It’s a certain rawness, of being seen caught unguarded, unprepared and unaware walking on the streets. Catching someone in mid-thought within their own life. Some look terribly sad and other’s look calm. The way people hold themselves. There is no screen, online image or editing. Just seen through our own lens. It makes one wonder what our perception of beauty would be if we were blind.
No matter what pictures we see on the billboards, on the TV screen or in the magazine, there is a natural beauty within many people. Seeing with our own eyes, rather than images that have been altered to waver our perception of beauty. It’s easy to judge other’s by the way they look and what they wear in the first instance. However, I find that the more we talk to someone, the more beautiful they can be (or the less). The simple things, from opening the door for someone, helping a stranger or expressing gratitude are the small beautiful things that people express.