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Questions to ponder: What is beauty? Is it that fantastic Hollywood starlet or model in a magazine, or maybe that stunning woman at the bar last night? Or maybe its that guy hunk out there swimming in the pool right now? What do they always say, "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?" But is that physical beauty the real beauty or is there something else? I remember someone saying that "Physical beauty belongs to the young"... but since I saw Cher last night and the way she looks today, maybe that is no longer true, or maybe she is the exception to the old rule. In any case, I have reached semi-old age, and truthfully, physical beauty has gone away to younger and greener pastures. Is there still hope for old ones like me?   

I remember well that night I first saw the love of my life Betty. She was with my Cousin Sandy, a good-looking girl but still a cousin, at a church outing. Betty stood there with a beautiful wide smile and bright happy eyes,  and long brown hair and was absolutely beautiful, I mean undeniably stunning. She was wearing bright rust colored wide wale corduroy hip-hugger pants along with a matching short-sleeved knit top, and she had the body that made it look perfect. I felt woozy just looking at her…. I mentioned her to me brother-in-law, and commented that I had a snowballs chance in hell of getting to know her. He just laughed and then replied, “If you don’t try, you are right! You will only have a chance if you try.” Wow, he really built up my lack of confidence. Still he was right, nothing ventured, nothing gained, and I really had nothing to lose. It was not as if I had never been shut down before. In fact, my recent luck was nothing but shut downs. Oh well, I might as well try, and as we loaded up on the hayride truck, I pushed through all the others already on the hay to where Cousin Sandy and this beautiful girl were sitting. It was awkward for a few minutes; I mean I was sitting next to my cousin while I desperately tried to pick-up on her girlfriend, and I knew that if I really blew it, dear old cousin Sandy would have a good laugh telling her mom how her sister’s son, me, made a fool of himself. The families would have a good time telling and retelling that for a long time. Surprisingly, Sandy’s girlfriend, Betty was her name, was not only so beautiful, but she was nice and she was fun. She genuinely laughed at my silly jokes, or more likely at me for trying so hard. Her beautiful wide smile and bright happy eyes burned into me. I remember Betty was so beautiful that night; That night, and every other day and night from then on. 

And it seemed to me that she became even more beautiful at our wedding, when we made love, and as the years went by and we became older. Each day I would wake and look over at Betty sleeping next to me, and be in awe of her beauty. I knew it was not possible, but each day she was more beautiful to me than the day before.  Even as Betty weakened and approached death, I still looked at her and only saw the most beautiful woman in the world. And now, when I see Betty with GOD in my dreams, she is even more beautiful than ever before to me.   

So, what is my point... Physical beauty is what attracted me to Betty, but quickly I saw the real beauty that was inside Betty. And after that, I could never see only her physical beauty by itself, I saw  all the true beauty of my whole Betty, and that is what I have loved, and still love today and will love forever. That true beauty, that inner beauty, which never ages or fades, is what I will see and be in awe of as we someday share our time in eternity with GOD. Physical beauty fades with the trials of life and time; Inner beauty, true beauty, never fades, but becomes more and more awesome forever.... Just an Old Man's Musings....

SURPRISE!! This page is not copyrighted.  If you find some words or thoughts that you can use, freely use as you wish, and give credit if you want. We all know where this came from, and it is not me, but GOD, so use what you need, and then pray and thank our GOD. Do not ever thank me, as I am only a channel for our Lord. Think of me as maybe being a very small and feeble beam of light pointing the way towards the Light of Christ. God Bless You All! Last modified: June 21, 2013(AL).