What is beautiful?

As it was said in Oz, “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

Pay no mind to that voice inside your head,
that of the self which criticizes and belittles and bullies your very soul.

Let no-one control you but the real you, deep within…
the one who would rush to the side of a friend
at 2 in the morning when they called sobbing, in tears…
the one who would stay late at the office to help a frustrated co-worker…
the one who would step in front of a truck to push a child out of the way…
the one who would take an abandoned kitten into her home…
the one who would share her umbrella with a stranger in a downpour…
the one who would buy a bagel and hot coffee for a hungry homeless man…
the one who donates to charity with time or money…
the one who babysits for free, so a single mom can go to class
or take some time to be alone with herself…
the one who calls 911 when she hears violence in the apartment above hers…
the one who approaches a crying woman on a subway platform,
to offer a soft tissue and an uncritical ear…
and in spite of the fear burning in her belly,
the one whose instincts encourage her, prod her, push her
– to act in an instant, before she knows she is doing it –
to step between a bully and her victim on a street-corner…
with anger blazing, fighting the memory deep in her gut
of how it felt
to have no-one step-up…
when it happened to YOU.

at the end of the day

Choose the greater moral good, always.
There is real beauty in such strength.
There is real beauty in EveryWoman.

Thank you, DOVE.




  1. zephyrrine said,

    May 19, 2013 at 1:28 am

    This was beautiful. ❤ I have a second blog. Please let me know what you think. http://wonderingwitchyeye.wordpress.com/


  2. Dr. Rex said,

    July 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Love the illustration. Beautiful art and saying!!! 🙂
    I saw it on google and it lead me here ……


  3. Dr. Rex said,

    July 6, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Beautiful thoughts and beautiful picture …. at the end of the day!!


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