Enjoy this poem by Arundhati Roy!
To be loved.
To never forget your own insignificance.
To never get used to the unspeakable violence
and the vulgar disparity of life around you.
To seek joy in the saddest places.
To pursue beauty to its lair.
To never simplify what is complicated
or complicate what is simple.
To respect strength, not power.
Above all, to watch.
To try and understand.
To never look away.
And, never, never, to forget.
A line in this poem says “To pursue beauty to its lair” and that’s what I want to talk about quick. This line to me is saying that you need to try and find beauty in what you never would’ve thought could be beautiful at all. To not just look at the world but to look at it with meaning and dig a little deeper sometimes to take in all of its beauty. Not just the sunsets, the fall leaves, and the beautiful spring flowers, but also the rain, the abandoned buildings, and the cracks in the sidewalks. Everything has beauty, sometimes you just need to pursue it a little more to see it.
My Final Message: Find the places where beauty hides, it’s lair. Find something that you never thought could be beautiful before and find meaning in it.
Thanks for reading!
Let me know in the comments something that you personally find beautiful, and why you think it has beauty and meaning! Thanks!!!