On the Timefullness of Beauty and Annie Lennox

There's this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting - women, especially - when they reach my age. We've got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we've got wrinkles, or whether we've put on weight or lost weight, or whether we've changed our hair style. I just find that so shallow. ~ Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox

Timefull Beauty

Some say
beauty fades with time.

Not at all.

The Wisdom, insight and presence
we earn with the practice of living
are beauty’s greatest markers.

Close your eyes
and listen for the radiance,
Open your eyes
and see the true nature of beauty.

The connection to something deeper which often inspires poems is itself inspired by insights connecting to something deeper. Here, a Facebook post celebrating the 60th birthday of Annie Lennox.

There’s this youth culture that is really, really powerful and really, really strong, but what it does is it really discards people once they reach a certain age. I actually think that people are so powerful and interesting – women, especially – when they reach my age. We’ve got so much to say, but popular culture is so reductive that we just talk about whether we’ve got wrinkles, or whether we’ve put on weight or lost weight, or whether we’ve changed our hair style. I just find that so shallow.

Annie Lennox
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