topic: beauty

Linguistics is fascinating. I've been attempting to pick up a combination of the Greek language (beginning with writing/ saying the letters of the alphabet), and secondly touching up on my French. Touching up= starting from scratch.

I wish I wasn't a Grade 9 Français drop out. My teacher was absolutely irritating and I think she slaughtered the French language. She made us listen to ancient Paula Abdul tapes. After most French sentences, she would say "Is that Mmm-Kay there guys?" as a question of clarification, but the way it was personified and entwined into her overall personality rubbed me the wrong way. She threatened to "karate/ judo chop us" if our "group" or class's homework was late. Also, she hated my handwriting with a divine passion. Mme Fitzjohn; quoted as a CJH "fossil", your fashion sense was a little behind, but your efforts deserve an A+.

Back on the topic of linguistics. You can use a word like "beauty" once a day, week, etc, but is it's true/ deeper meaning ever taken into perspective? Probably not. I use words, forgetting their meanings all too often. This is a post to appreciate the beauty of the word beauty.

I think beauty is most importantly [held] from within. Beautifying the soul should be held in the utmost regards, and should be practiced daily as if it were worshiping a divinity such as Athena, Venus, Apollo, or Artemis..

"Assuredly all the gods are august and beautiful in a beauty beyond our speech. And what makes them so? Intellect; and especially Intellect operating within them (the divine sun and stars) to visibility......"


French: beauté.
Greek: ομορφιά.

noun ( pl. -ties)

1 a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, esp. the sight : "I was struck by her beauty" | an area of outstanding natural beauty.
• a combination of qualities that pleases the intellect or moral sense.
• [as adj. ] denoting something intended to make a woman more attractive : beauty products | beauty treatment.

2 a beautiful or pleasing thing or person, in particular
• a beautiful woman.
• an excellent specimen or example of something : the fish was a beauty, around 14 pounds.
• ( the beauties of) the pleasing or attractive features of something : the beauties of the Pennsylvania mountains.
• [in sing. ] the best feature or advantage of something : the beauty of keeping cats is that they don't tie you down. (HAH)

"beauty is in the eye of the beholder proverb beauty cannot be judged objectively, for what one person finds beautiful or admirable may not appeal to another."

"beauty is only skin-deep proverb a pleasing appearance is not a guide to character."


  1. this is such a beautifully written post! I think you have quite a way with words. Also, to answer your question, I'm going to be moving to France in the next year. But the 5 Piece French Wardrobe thing is just to keep myself from buying lots of cheap things and instead choose a few items that I really love each season.

  2. Thank you pretty girl.