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"As we grow old, the beauty steals inward."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet & essayist
I love the contrast in this photo: age and youth, both enthralled with the other. And who is to say what holds the greater beauty? The wide-eyed innocence of new life or the experiences and wisdom hidden behind wrinkles and gray hair?
Did Emerson get it right? When you see yourself getting older, do you think, "How beautiful?"
Labels: age, beauty, Beth K. Vogt, Ralph Waldo Emerson, youth