This quote, attributed to Confucious, surely begat the oft-repeated assertion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Conrad Hall, Oscar-winning cinematographer of 1999’s American Beauty (and many other films), sought, beheld and captured beauty for a living. He’s well-known for opining, “There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.”*
I like the idea of beautiful imperfection. . . For none of us is perfect, but surely each of us is beautiful in our own way, even if no one else can see it.