Wednesday | Words
First of all, if you have not seen the documentary Bill Cunningham New York stop everything you're doing and go watch it. The film follows the original street photographer, who rode his bike around New York City capturing images of fashion he deems beautiful in one way or the other. He certainly didn't have a traditional or mainstream view of what we typically call beautiful. He loved this work. He devoted his life to it and didn't seek payment. It is when Cunningham received an award in the film that he gave a short speech stating, "Those who seek beauty will find it." That was the only thing driving his daily, maniacal search: the pursuit of beauty.
Most people don't pursue beauty strictly for its own sake. They pursue it for the sake of looking presentable, impressing someone, or fitting in. If no one's looking, that's when we let the house become unkempt, forego actually getting up and getting dressed, and don't notice any beauty around us. But if we do pursue beauty, as part of an evolving, organic quest, Cunningham's example proves that we will find it and that it is a very worthy goal indeed.