Thursday, March 10, 2016
Beauty in Imperfection
A lot of communities would have torn the tower down, who wants to be known for an engineering defect? It stands in part because it was a part of the Church and people are reluctant to demolish religious structures, and it was in an impoverished parish, parts of the adjoining church were never given the final layer of finished stone - revealing the recycled Roman stones used to build the structure underneath. I have to fear that a couple of wealthy benefactors 200 years ago and that crooked bell tower would have been torn down and rebuilt, and the world would have lost forever a thing of beauty.
I was talking with a dear friend recently and she was talking about wanting plastic surgery for her birthday. Why, she has wrinkles around her eyes and a little sag where she has lost an extra 30 pounds around the middle. I told her she was beautiful and shouldn't mess with her body.