Beauty in “The Kite Runner”

the kite runner

Most people who read the book “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini would say that there is more violence than beauty. The beauty found in this novel lies in the kites. The kites that are fought in this novel have glass strings. The object of these kite fights are to cut the other kite’s string and be the last kite standing. The glass strings symbolize the dichotomy between beauty and violence. The string is beautiful all covered in glass. Simultaneously the glass is violent because it breaks down other kites.

Beauty is also shown throughout this novel because the pomegranate tree that Amir and Hassan carve their names into. While they are children the tree bears fruit and holds beauty in its deep red color. Years later, after Hassan is dead the tree no longer bears fruit. Amir’s guilt rises and his memories last but no longer occur, just like how the tree still exists but no longer bears the fruit. The beautiful pomegranate fruit symbolizes Amir and Hassan’s friendship.

The absence of beauty is also very important in this novel. One example of how the absence of beauty is symbolized throughout this novel is Amir’s scar. Amir’s scar although seems to lack beauty in physical traits, holds great meaning to Amir. This scar represents Hassan and Amir’s brotherhood and their adventures as children. Even though Amir tries to forget Hassan the only way he is at peace is when Amir finds out that Hassan is at peace. This scar is the symbol of Amir and Hassan’s friendship.

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Songs about Beauty

If you say that you don’t jam out to your favorite song than you are lying. Everybody has their moments when they just sing at the top of their lungs and jam out to their favorite song or artist. Artists and song writers try to make songs that will make you feel good about yourself. Most people love to hear songs that will boost their self esteem. Many popular songs were created to single-handedly make people feel good. Some songs such as “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction, “Beautiful Soul” by Jesse McCartney, “Who Says”  by Selena Gomez, and “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars, are all examples of feel good songs.

My personal feel good song is “You Belong With Me” by Taylor Swift. Whenever I listen to this song I just jam out and forget everything. Such songs have created such impact on all people. Music effects everybody’s mood in positive or negative ways. If the song is a sad song than the person will start to feel sad too.  A good artist can make their listeners feel the same way they are feeling.

 

Beauty and the Beast

Everybody has a favorite childhood movie that they watched countless times as a child. Mine was “Beauty and the Beast”. This film was created in 1991 and produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. This film is based on a french fairy tale by Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont. This film is about a selfish prince who is transformed into a hideous beast and a young beautiful woman named Belle. In order for the prince to return to his human form again he must  gain Belle’s love in a certain time frame, or he will remain this hideous beast forever.

This film received many award including a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy. Beauty and the Beast was also the first animated film to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Original Sound, Best Score and three separate nominations for Best Original Song. This film was also selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Beauty and the Beast was also Disney’s first film to be made into a Broadway musical. This films success also lead to two direct-to-video midquels: Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) and Beauty and the Best: Belle’s Magical World (1998). The television series Sing Me a Story with Belle was also created following this movie.

As you can see, this film was very successful and effected the lives of many young children. The motif of love is present throughout the entire film. Belle falls in love with the prince’s personality and soul even though he is a hideous beast. The prince also learns that looks do not always matter in everything. In the end the Beast and Belle fall in love and the Beast returns to his natural human form. The prince changes completely and turns out to be a better person overall. This film was a great representation of how a person should not be judged by their appearance, but they should be judged on their personality.

This film was also recreated into a modern day film called “Beastly.” This film is about a high schooler who is very wealthy and good looking. He is then cursed by a witch and becomes very ugly. He must find someone to love him, even though he looked so terrifying in a certain amount of time, in order to turn back to the way he looked before. Just like in the original film Beauty and the Beast, the beast in Beastly, finds the love of his life and is returned to the way he was before.

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What determines beauty?

Everybody has a different opinion of what a beautiful person looks like to them. Some people like tall skinny people who workout and have a lot of muscle, while others like a small petite person. But the big question is “What makes a person beautiful?”

According to People Magazine Bradley Cooper was the sexiest man alive in 2011. Who votes this? What makes Bradley Cooper better looking than any other man? People Magazine states that Bradley has “ice-blue eyes, mussed hair, lightning-quick wit, and confidence. People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” annual contest promotes judging a person by their appearance. I do not agree with People Magazine that these people should be characterized according to their appearance. Appearance and self-acceptance has been an increasing problem across the nation.

Many people take pride in their appearance. The stereotype of a “beautiful” person has brain washed the minds of many people, forcing them to go to extremes in order to be beautiful. Many men and women will alter their body in harmful ways, such as plastic surgery, in order to achieve “beauty.”  This type of pressure to be beautiful can harm a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Self-confidence can be altered when a person compares their beauty to the beauty of others or celebrities. I believe that a person should never compare their own beauty to the beauty of others. Everybody has their own unique characteristics to them that determine their own beauty. No two people are the same, this means that everybody has their own form of beauty. There is no certain guidelines to determine beauty in a person, everybody possesses it in different forms.

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Beauty and the Brain

Nobody knows for sure what makes people and things beautiful. Professor Semir Zeki, from University College London, found that thoughts of beauty come from the frontal lobe of the brain. The frontal lobe is the pleasure center of the brain. There seem to be certain paths of brain activity associated with viewing something you find beautiful. These paths in the brain differ between cultures. What one person views as beautiful music in one culture may be completely different than what a person in another culture would. It is found that in the “Japanese culture asymmetrical music is preferred, where as in the Western culture symmetrical music is preferred.”

frontal lobe

Have you ever heard a song for the first time and loved it, and then after hearing it another ten times you’re not as found of it? This all makes sense because a person’s brain adapts to sounds and sights. Your brain adapts to the sound of a certain song and doesn’t see it as a great work of art anymore. Or maybe you have a certain song you can listen to on repeat and never get sick of it, this means that your brain doesn’t adapt to this certain sound. This adaptation also directly reflects why a person sees all their own blemishes that other people do not see. A person’s brain adapts to seeing the same image everyday that it will see every small blemish that appears. Other people do not see these blemishes because their brain has not adapted to the other person’s looks. The recognition of beauty is perceived by brain paths and culture. (more…)

Harm in Beauty

I stand on the stage, adrenaline racing through my body, the only thing I am thinking about is winning.  Every second that passes feels like hours, the anticipation is slowly killing me. The moment we’ve all been waiting for, the winner of the Miss New England beauty pageant is announced. At this moment one beautiful girl’s world just built up around her, simultaneously twenty four other beautiful girls’s world just collapsed around them. Twenty four girls, including me, reluctantly trudge off the stage to retrieve their belongings. They shoo away their parents, tell them not to talk to them. The next few days are full of questions for these twenty four girls, “What did I do wrong?”, “Why is that one girl better than I am?” ,”Am I not beautiful?”       beauty pagents

So I set off to prepare , hoping that I will be named “The most beautiful” in the next beauty pageant. After more weeks and thousands of dollars in preparation, all I can do is hope that I will be the most beautiful girl at the next pageant. After another heavy let down, I start to realize that three measly judges do NOT know how beautiful I am. “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)

The problem with beauty is that not everybody sees it as an internal quality. Everybody is too quick to judge a person’s beauty by only their appearance. When someone is not told they are beautiful, they believe that their personality is not beautiful either. A person can form diseases that can overcome their lives simply because they do not believe that they are beautiful. For example an eating disorder can over take a person’s life if they are exposed to stereotypes of beauty. Not only does media play a large part in making young girls not feel beautiful, but personal experience as well. Famous actresses and models are forced to be unnaturally skinny to make them “beautiful.” This form of beauty is only an illusion. Photoshop and expensive make-up has corrupted the definition of beauty. Beauty lies in the soul.

Beauty Tips

 

Beauty is taking care of your body. Here are some tips to help you keep your skin looking beautiful and young.beauty_logo-250x305

1. Exfoliate daily with a light exfoliating wash to freshen your face and buff away dead skin cells that cover up your skins natural glow.

2.  Using a deep conditioning treatment once a month will keep dyed hair from fading.

3. Immediately after being in any water, apply moisturizer to the skin. The water washes away all the skin’s natural oils.

4.  To apply bronzer evenly, mix a small amount of bronzer with a moisturizer cream and apply to face as you would regular moisturizer.

5.  To make split ends less noticeable apply a heavy hair repair cream to lock in moisture before and after blow drying or flat ironing your hair.

6.  To avoid greasy hair apply conditioner to the ends of your hair and not directly to the hair’s roots.

7.  Dabbing a small amount of toothpaste onto a zit will quickly dry it up.

8.  Make sure to clean all beauty tools at least once a week to ensure no bacteria growth.

9. Replace old products regularly to keep effectiveness at an all time high and keep bacteria growth down.

10. Simply scrub your foot with a pumice sponge each morning in the shower to keep your feet soft and clean. Once you step out of the shower apply moisturizer to your feet. This will increase the amount of time you can go without a pedicure.

Simple beauty tips like these ten can help you maintain the skin and appearance you long for. Beauty is not only found by using makeup and covering your skin but bringing out your natural beauty. Everybody has natural beauty, these tips only help embrace the beauty.

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Beauty.

Synonyms:

-Attractiveness

-Beautifulness

-Cuteness

-Gorgeousness

-Handsomeness

-Looks

-Loveliness

-Prettiness

Antonyms:

-Hideousness

-Grotesqueness

-Homeliness

-Ugliness

-Unattractiveness

Rhymes:

-Fruity

-Cootie

-Snooty

-Cutie

People mostly think of beauty as a human trait, when in reality beauty can be used in many different contexts. The most popular example of beauty besides a human trait is as (more…)

Etymology of Beauty

early 14c., “physical attractiveness,” also “goodness, courtesy,” from Anglo-French beute, Old French biauté “beauty, seductiveness, beautiful person” (12c., Modern Frenchbeauté), earlier beltet, from Vulgar Latin bellitatem (nominative bellitas) “state of being handsome,” from Latin bellus “pretty, handsome, charming,” in classical Latin used especially of women and children, or ironically or insultingly of men, perhaps from PIE *dw-en-elo-, diminutive of root *deu- “to do, perform, show favor, revere” (see bene-).

Famously defined by Stendhal as la promesse de bonheur “the promise of happiness.” Replaced Old English wlite. Concrete meaning “a beautiful woman” is first recorded late 14c.Beauty sleep “sleep before midnight” is attested by 1850. Beauty spot is from 1650s. Beauty parlor is from 1894.

Beauté du diable (literally “devil’s beauty”) is used as a French phrase in English from 1825.

Beauty is commonly used to describe a person or scene that is pretty, or good looking. A person who is pretty could also be referred to as beautiful. Also many people find great beauty in nature and scenery. An example in literature is “VIRTUE is like a rich stone, best plain set; and surely virtue is best, in a body that is comely, though not of delicate features; and that hath rather dignity of presence, than beauty of aspect.”(The Essays, By: Sir Francis Bacon)

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The Beauty in Freedom

Throughout my childhood, I have heard the frequently asked question “Is freedom really free?” I never exactly understood what this meant because I always assumed freedom and free were the same words. With all of the people who have claimed freedom isn’t free and have their supporting reasons, and to all of the people who claim it is free and also have their reasons, I choose to ignore these points of view. I don’t feel the question can be asked in America, being a democratic republic, when other countries are so far behind in policy. How can Americans complain with so many privileges while people in other countries have little to nothing?

With this idea comes the questioning of the American war being fought in Afghanistan. Many Americans have come to question the exact reasoning for the war. Is it to improve American relations with the country, or help to fight for their freedom? One important reason as to why the war is being fought is to free women specifically. The US specified,

“The pursuit of U.S. security interests, explained policymakers, would benefit the people of Afghanistan. “We felt an obligation to leave them better off than when we had come,” recalls Rice. “Thus freeing Afghan women emerged early as a policy goal.”

The differences between American views on freedom and Afghan views are extraordinary. We only hear about American complaints so much because Americans are lucky enough to have freedom of speech in the first place. If Afghans lack freedom of speech, their views on freedom can never be heard because it will be thought to go against their government. Overall, I believe Afghans can currently see nothing but beauty in the idea of freedom because it would be such a drastic change from the life they live now. Americans however may not agree because we are so much more fortunate and are able to pick and choose about every little thing. If I were to talk literally about the beauty of freedom, I see nothing more beautiful than the American flag and the eagle’s representation of the country we live in.

Shopping Addictions

Shopping is a cure for many emotions including sadness and anger. The majority of the shopping urge is in the female population. New dresses, shirts, shoes and the latest purses trigger a temporary relieve of emotions. Shopping is a sense of comfort. It allows for the other worries or problems in someone’s personal life to be ignored for a time. However this temporary sense of comfort can get out of hand putting many in debt and unhealthy habits.

Addiction to shopping becomes a serious mental disorder

“Specialists identified symptoms of shopping addiction in the 1990s. This mental and spiritual disorder is common mostly with women. Addiction to shopping has been shaping up as an epidemic lately. Researchers found out that about twenty percent of German women acknowledge their insuperable desire to buy something all the time. The addiction has conquered 40 percent of American women, whereas 52 percent of British females said they found shopping a lot more enjoyable than sex. There is no such statistic data as far as Russian women are concerned, although the passion for shopping has been developing in Russia steadily”

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Why does shopping give girls a sense of comfort? The main reason is the emotion of happiness and comfort that is released. Very similar to the feeling on christmas morning shopping brings people new things. New material items are bought but for many shopaholics these close still may have tags on them when walking into this persons closet. Shopping triggers comfort that a person may have been lacking in their childhood.

For example, in the movie “Confessions of a Shopaholic” a girl never had the experience when she was a young girl to experience new clothes and shoes that all of her friends at school got to buy. Instead her mom bought her cheap things that lasted a long time. Later in life, the girl develops an addiction to buying clothes even though she cannot afford them.

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Not only do these shopping addictions occur in popular movies but also in the society we live in today. Marceia Hawkins, talks on the today show about her shopping addiction why she shops and how it effects her financial problems and her relationships.

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Comfort in Disguise

The appearance among millions of girls in the United States is associated with the concept of covering themselves in makeup. From the ages of children to adults, makeup has always been part of the culture in the United States but now more than ever. Television ads, magazines, celebrities and the want to look like a “barbie” is what drives the makeup fascination. Many girls are mesmerized by how models look in magazines and want to be like them. At girl’s younger years, they feel as if wearing makeup makes them look like princesses, and dolls they play with. But the major influence in a child’s want to wear makeup comes from the reflection of their mother. It is very typical if the mother wears lots of makeup than the child wants to also. As years go on, girls continue to use makeup as a way to change what they look like. Makeup is a way to disguise what girls really look like without any mascara, eyeshadow or lipstick. Many girls, in america think that beauty defines them in the way that they look because of the way the social media is evident in our society.

Youtube, one of the most popular social medica sites in the world, has a huge influence on the way in which girls see themselves as beautiful. The new thing now is girls called “Beauty Gurus”. Beauty Gurus are girls on youtube that vlog (video blogging) about the type of makeup they use and the way  in which they use it. These Beauty Gurus get millions of hits a day, and many of those views of our girls looking at how to change the way in which they look.

Here’s a video

In this video, it shows how someone would transform their face from wearing no makeup to putting lots of makeup on and feeling beautiful.

Comfort in wearing makeup, allows girls to transform themselves into a person with different feature. For instance, mascara makes girls eyes look bigger and lipstick defines girls lips. Many girls dont’ go out in public without wearing makeup because they feel that without makeup they look ugly. Makeup makes girls feel good about themselves, and comfortable in their skin. There are many brands of makeup out there, brands that are very expensive. Some mascara tubes can cost up to $66. However woman and girls are able to still feel just as beautiful as the celebrities that wear expensive makeup by going to target or cvs to buy makeup that isn’t as expensive.

However, although makeup has always been a huge part as the definition of major celebrities many of them have a different view on makeup in the way that they think Beauty is defined.

“The key to beauty is always to be looking at someone who loves you, really.” – Julia Roberts

“I look my best after an entire hair and makeup team has spent hours perfecting me. When do I feel my best? When I haven’t looked in a mirror for days, and I’m doing things that make me happy.” – Anne Hathaway

“A lot of people come to me, and they’re like, ‘Will I look like you after I have a baby?’ And I say, ‘Well, how were you before?’ You can’t kid yourself.” – Heidi Klum

“Just recently I’ve learned to be okay with myself without wearing makeup. I think it was a special someone telling me that I didn’t need it. I started taking care of my skin and realised I didn’t need as much as I thought I did.” – Vanessa Hudgens

“Being beautiful is all in the attitude, it’s about confidence.” – Ciara

“You know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a goddess circle.” – Jennifer Aniston

Even celebrities say that, makeup is not the true definition of beauty however with this said they still use makeup in a way in which to disguise themselves in feeling comfortable infront of people. I am sure that none of those celebrities would go to a concert or event without wearing makeup.

Makeup has also been used to feel comfortable since ancient times, in 4000 BCE Egyptian Queens used makeup to show their prestige. It was a way in which they displayed themselves as being beautiful and perfect because they were the Queen.

Inner Beauty is Real Beauty

Society finds many challenges when trying to look deeper into life. In other words, people judge the cover of a book before looking into its pages and actually reading it. When it comes to beauty, people are first judged by their looks rather than their personality and morals. While outer beauty can attract a person and draw them in, I believe it is the inner beauty that truly captures the heart.

When it comes to beauty, I believe childhood is fully responsible for teaching children what to believe. Specifically, girls grow up reading stories and watching movies such as Cinderella, which shows them the goodness in beautiful people. That is why children grow up believing beautiful people are the better people and grow to admire and envy them. However, what about other people that perhaps can’t be classified as beautiful people? Children shouldn’t grow up believing these people aren’t “good” on a deeper level.

Another problem with childhood figures is the existence of Barbie. Every girl wants to be Barbie because she is beautiful and successful. However, no one acknowledges the fact that it is physically impossible to be Barbie. With her body measurements, a real life Barbie would not even be able to stand on her own two feet. So the question comes, why are children taught such ideals of beauty that simply cannot exist?

What many people choose to ignore is the fact that many beautiful people can be ugly on the inside. Yet, everyone still desires to be beautiful because they are familiar with the advantages of having such an asset. Usually along with beauty comes a social life, friends, jobs, etc. Regardless of these advantages, it is most important to focus on inner beauty. Beauty seen with eyes does not last a lifetime. On the other hand, inner beauty can last forever and inspire others to do the same.

Do People Overlook the Beauty of Nature?

     

To say that nature is beauty is such a broad statement. What about nature is beautiful? There are numerous different aspects of nature that can be beautiful, and they don’t have to be just physical either. However, do people take any time to notice such aspects of nature? If they are noticed, do people act to preserve its beauty?

If I had to take a stand, I would say people overlook the beauty of nature on a daily basis. People take advantage of what nature has to offer and don’t think twice. For example, nature’s natural resources are being used up quickly in such little time. For example, oil is one of Earth’s nonrenewable resources, meaning once it is used up, it is gone for centuries. In addition to oil, people are cutting down rainforests without analyzing the drastic effects. Many people would rather cut down a rainforest to build themselves a parking lot that would benefit themselves than imagine all of the animals homes and resources they are tearing down. Many people would rather see beauty in a brand new skyscraper than look at the beauty of nature not touched by human hands.

I believe people fail to recognize the effects nature has on us emotionally. When it is a warm, bright day and the sun is shining, we naturally feel happiness and comfort. At the same time, when it is cold, cloudy and rainy, we naturally feel more gloomy and tired. Nature and the weather, in a sense, can establish a person’s whole mood for the day. This makes me realize how much power nature has on our lives in general.

 

Poem example: “Take Time to See” Author unknown

It seems so hard to understand,
As I look across the land,
That all I view belongs to me,
I ought to take more time to see.
The distant hills and mountains high,
The rolling clouds and bright blue sky,
No one can take these views from me,
As long as I have eyes to see.

 

This segment of a poem shows the author’s struggle to truly recognize nature’s role in his life. He knows nature is always around him, however he never takes the time to notice its beauty. Overall, this is my point when it comes to people and nature. Although we are surrounded by nature, we don’t realize how it impacts our life. At the same time, we won’t understand its beauty until it perhaps is no longer there to view for ourselves.

Sleep is Beauty

In order to face each and every new day feeling beautiful, getting enough sleep is necessary. Sleeping is as important to good health as food and exercise. As a matter of fact, working too hard and depriving yourself of sleep is damaging to your health. This includes wearing a person down over time and causing them to appear older or more tired than they truly are. This concept is especially hard for Americans to understand because in our case, everything is done in a fast pace. From fast food restaurants to competition in the workplace, everything needs to be done at the fastest rate possible. When this happens, sleep is the last thing on a person’s list. In this case, people underestimate just how important sleep is to their daily schedule. They lack the knowledge that sleep allows a person to renew and recuperate from the activities of the day and is what takes care of the mind and body.

 

To go more into detail, lack of sleep causes increased aging of the skin. Our stage in sleep called R.E.M, which is our deepest part, is when people typically experience an increase in growth hormones. These hormones repair or rebuild muscle tissues. Cells also experience increased production and less protein breakdown. Proteins are vital nutrients needed for cell growth to protect and repair from stress and UV rays. Not only is a minimum of eight hours each night recommended for sleep, but also a decent quality of sleep.

 

Along with sleep deprivation comes, for many people, the need for caffeine. When people don’t get enough sleep each night, they end up reaching for the few cups of coffee or the energy drinks that are loaded with caffeine the next morning. Caffeine is specifically bad for people because it exhausts the skin, draining the body of its moisture. Water is the best thing to have after a night of sleep deprivation.

 

Overall, the term “beauty sleep” does not lie. It is important to get enough sleep to wake up feeling refreshed and renewed. Sleep not only makes you feel happier on a daily basis, but it keeps your skin healthy and radiant and shows off your true beauty.

How Beauty Changes People

As society has changed over the centuries, I find it hard to believe that the term beauty still exists in the same context. Beauty used to be a trait that came naturally. However, over time people have found ways to try to achieve beauty in unnatural ways. To go into further detail of these unnatural ways, I feel I must direct each example at specific countries/cultures.

  • The United States

Ideals of beauty have gone from curvy figures and being beautiful without makeup to the complete opposite. Girls in the United States feel that in order to be pretty, they must starve themselves to be skinny and tall, wear make up, have perfect hair and tan skin. Going to the tanning salon years ago would have been unheard of, but is a daily occurrence now.

 

 

              

  • Southeast Asia

While American women are fighting to have tanner skin, women in Southeast Asia are desperate for paler skin. In their culture, white skin is associated with wealth, beauty, and social class. The market for pale skin is so high that it is even difficult to find cosmetics without whitening agents.

 

 

  • China

Chinese men and women strongly believe that height is a symbol of status. Therefore, many people are choosing to undergo a painful procedure to lengthen legs that stretches their bones to make them taller.

 

 

  • New Zealand

While Americans get body tattoos on a daily basis perhaps for meaning or for show, men and women of New Zealand tattoo their faces for cultural reasons. The swirling face tattoos, called moko, is their sacred ritual to define beauty that has been practiced for centuries. They were originally worn by Polynesian descendants as a symbol of status.

       

 

Others include:

  • Korea

Undergoing eye surgery to make eyes appear wider and rounder

  • Burma

Wrapping brass coils around their necks as they grow older to make their necks appear longer

  • France

No make up is beauty for the French, even if it means using “natural” make up to appear natural in beauty

  • Africa

Being overweight and having stretch marks shows beauty because it signifies wealth and status

Beauty – Song

“Beautiful” Christina Aguilera

[Spoken]
Don’t look at me

Every day is so wonderful
Then suddenly, it’s hard to breathe
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down… Oh no
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The pieces gone, left the puzzle undone
That’s the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today…

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what we say
(no matter what we say)
We’re the song inside the tune
Full of beautiful mistakes

And everywhere we go
(and everywhere we go)
The sun will always shine
(sun will always shine)
And tomorrow we might wake on the other side

We are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down, oh, no
So don’t you bring me down today

Oh, yeah, don’t you bring me down today, yeah
Don’t you bring me down ooh… today

Etymology of beauty

  • Originated in early 14th century
  • Used to describe physical attractiveness, also goodness and courtesy
  • In classical Latin used especially of women and children