Saturday, May 29, 2010
Beauty or the beast
Yes, another one found its way home, as beasties should never live singly.
Why I find these ugly birds appealing I have no idea. But everywhere I go now, I seem to see them in some form or another. Hopefully this may get it out of my system and they can live their life out amongst the flowers in some bed hidden in the garden.
The line between beauty and ugly can be a fine one sometimes. Perhaps its more the charicature aspect of these silly things that tips the balance. Beauty tends to be a certain placement of features that when seen triggers some internal primal emotion likely related to survival of the species.
So where does the line slide over into appealing? Or is that related to some instinct to nurture a weakling that only humans have? In the animal world, the weaker are dispatched pretty rapidly. Or is it simply human nature to like the quirky?