The Beauty of the Untamed:Remembering Babylon.

There is a beauty in the untamed. 

What one may perceive as ugly can be quite beautiful when the layers are stripped away.

Aesthetic beauty or ugliness may only be skin deep. Peel away the top layer, that which we let others see, to what lies beneath… the true self, that is where real beauty or ugliness is.

True beauty or ugliness is revealed when one is blessed to look at the soul.

The bees which covered Janet were stripped away to reveal a beauty not immediately recognised when looking at her, but she was indeed changed. She had grown from a girl with some childish thoughts into a person who then was able to perceive people beyond the outer layer to the soul.

Gemmy proved to be a very beautiful person, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at him. He was an outsider. He was different.His thoughts were not of himself but on others. This is where his beauty shone.

It is not until the outer bark is stripped off that the beauty of the Rainbow Bark tree is evident


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3 responses to “The Beauty of the Untamed:Remembering Babylon.

  1. Hi Dave,
    First off I absolutely love this picture you have used, are these real trees? Amazing. I really like how you have delved into the ideas present in “Remembering Babylon” and I definitely agree that to understand a person there is a need to go beyond the surface of what we initially see. I think it is also important to say that it is not always others who don’t recognise the inner beauty in us, but also ourselves. I feel that when Janet got covered by bees it allowed her to view herself differently and find something within her that gave her strength and renewed her outlook. I enjoyed reading this blog, I was just confused by the line “True beauty or ugliness is revealed when one is a blessing to look at the soul.” As I am not quite sure I understand what you mean, though that could just be my mind not picking up on it! Thank you for your great insight and your other blogs are also interesting, the picture on this one just drew me in the most!
    Cheers 🙂

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