3.31.2010

Beauty in sadness

"It is perhaps when our lives are at their most problematic that we are likely to be most receptive to beautiful things. Our downhearted moments provide architecture and art with their best openings, for it is at such times that our hunger for their ideal qualities will be at its height."
-Alain de Botton from The Architecture of Happiness


Sometimes it really does take our lowest moments to realize what we truly appreciate in life. And sometimes sadness looks beautiful...




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3 comments:

Cornflake said...

So true, but being really happy also makes you appreciative of everything we have.

Hope you have a very lovely Easter!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Yes, true...being happy is good too!

millie said...

Totally true. We wouldn't know what's sweet,if we didn't try bitter...
what's beauty,if we didn't see ugly...