I don’t know why this picture moves me so much. Although this is a spontaneous picture, we somehow get the feeling it has been precisely styled. The red of the blanket on the left, the objects on the ground…The little Peter Pan boy, the bits and pieces of the chair on the right…All this could be a stylist work. The children’s posture is so innocent. And the cat looks like it is going to deliver some kind of message. The more I look at this image, the more I try to imagine where this stone pathway is leading to, I am trying to guess the enigma when observing the toys, wondering if the roses climb all the way to the sky…this is a really random, daily picture. But beauty radiates. And this is what touches me the most in life: recognize beauty even when it’s hidden into common things.
There is hardly a way to end a discussion about Beauty. We think we see it but we feel it, rather. Talking about what we feel makes us grow and get closer to others in a genuine way. I asked friends and people I love to give their personal opinion on this elusive question, and then to illustrate their answer the way they want.
Picture: Renaud Barse