The Perfect Ideal

Per Imp #90001

The perfect ideal.

A pristine face.

An impeccable body.

Say it isn’t so.

Outstanding?

Awesome?

Hardly.

How remarkably inhuman.

Nothing of substance to glory in.

So unlike the human condition.

Simply unbelievable.

Doubtless, the romantic strives to

articulate the perfect ideal.

And let us not forget the artistic

renderings:

vast and varied are these

attempts to portray it.

Yet could it ever be?

Not likely.

Point of fact:

Flawless beauty is an oxymoron.

Then, pray tell, who are the “beautiful

people” we hear so much about?

The creators and perpetrators of the

illusion?

Or equally disillusioned?

What manner of person willfully

elevates themselves above others

merely by appearance?

Who is the actual court jester?

The person looked down upon,

or the one doing the looking?

After all, flaws in character are

equally, if not more, detrimental

than flaws in appearance.

© JW Thomas

Per Imp #130001

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18 thoughts on “The Perfect Ideal

    • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 3:39 am

      And any other time, Clarissa. What a world it would be if people stopped judging others based on appearance. And accepted them for their true selves.

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  1. Mary Cathleen Clark April 3, 2016 / 4:00 am

    Beautifully articulated, JW. We all have our battle scars, inside and out. We should learn to wear them proudly.

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    • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:02 am

      True; and we should all learn not to judge others by appearance as well; but by who they really are inside, my friend, as I already know you know full well.

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      • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:10 am

        It’s always good to have the right kind of friends.

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      • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:18 am

        I’m glad to here it. You deserve it, Pretty Lady. And I bet they feel the same way about you.

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      • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:24 am

        I just call it like I see it. Life is too short to waste times with masks, my friend.

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      • Mary Cathleen Clark April 3, 2016 / 4:29 am

        But I intend to be around for quite some time to come, and hope the best of life still lies ahead.

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      • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:31 am

        That’s the way we all need to believe. We need to grab everyday and live it to the best of our abilities, my friend.

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      • jwtatfbc April 3, 2016 / 4:35 am

        Goodnight and sweet dreams to you as well, Pretty Lady.

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