Venus: An Extract

Hi there! Please enjoy this little extract I wrote about beauty.france-2225389__340“Can you see it?”

“See what?”

“There – just above the horizon. That little point of light.”

“What is it?”

“Venus. The evening star.”

“She’s beautiful.”

“Of course she is.”

“But it’s not just her.”

“How do you mean?”

“Look. See how the slightly faded light in pastel pinks and orange grow into a fiery halo just above the horizon. See how the sky above darkens to a thousand shades of cyan, blue, aquamarine. And then look at that single point of light, the one thing you pointed out to me, and how the beauty around her accentuates her and makes her shine all the brighter.”

“I understand. But that’s not all.”

“No?”

“She accentuates the beauty around her, too. What are all the colours without that single point of lightest, brightest white, innocent and pure, a subtle glow that highlights all the rest.”

“…I suppose.”

“This is what beauty is.”

“What?”

“Shared.”


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