cottom ugly law
ugly is everything done to you in the name of beauty
from Tressie McMillan Cottom in thick (72)
also in thick: one thing i’ve learned is that one person’s illogical belief is another person’s survival skill.. (161)
mother was a black panther
beauty is the harvest of presence, the evanescent moment of seeing or hearing on the outside what already lives far inside us; the eyes the ears, or the imagination suddenly become a bridge between the here ad the there , between then and now, between the inside and the outside; beauty is the conversation between what we think is happening outside in the world and what is just about to occur far inside us
beauty is an achieved state of both deep attention and self forgetting; the self forgetting of seeing, hearing, smelling or touching that erases our separation, our distance, our fear of the other..