things are not beautiful or things or not all beautiful. life is not
beautiful or at least not always beautiful and maybe not beautiful
at all. and to live life one must not try to make life beautiful. to
really live life one must not attempt the unpretty pretty. to
have an upsetting reaction to the discovery of life's unprettiness
is normal and to attempt to repress this reaction is to maim. is to
make abnormal. to be normal, to be natural, is to be upset at the
uncovering of life's ugliness. to be abnormal is to force a view of
beautiful life. beautiful images. false pretenses. to cover and
pretend. to assuage. to mollify. these are to maim. to turn an eye,
to seek and accept beauty as the only, is to deaden the heart.

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