Beauty and the Beast

Mimi

One day beauty and ugliness met on a seashore, and they said ‘…let’s go to the sea’ and they took off their clothes and swam in the waters. After a while the ugliness returned to the shore, dressed in beauty’s clothes, and went on its way. Beauty also came out of the sea, unable to find her own clothes, but being naked embarrassed her, she dressed in the garments of helpless ugliness, and beauty went on. That day is today, men and women confuse them. However, there are some of them who have seen the face of beauty beforehand, who recognize it regardless of their clothes. And again there are some who know the face of ugliness, that clothing cannot hide it from their eyes.

Khalil Gibran

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