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photoblog image Vikipedia: Seductiveness Of Things Imperfect

Vikipedia: Seductiveness Of Things Imperfect

 

...her eyes are not as pretty as those of Nefertiti

her smile does not shine as La Gioconda's smile

her neck is not exactly a Modigliani standard

her nose does not resemble a classic Greek profile

why then when I'm around her, I'm charmed?..

Vikipedia: Seductiveness Of Things Imperfect

 

...her eyes are not as pretty as those of Nefertiti

her smile does not shine as La Gioconda's smile

her neck is not exactly a Modigliani standard

her nose does not resemble a classic Greek profile

why then when I'm around her, I'm charmed?..

comments (17)

Are not all things imperfect? Is this not their charm?
vz-nostalgia: Geez, Larry. Have you ever seen Scarlet Johansson, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly or Catherine Deneuve? smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 May 2010, 03:57
To attempt an answer to your question, VZ....

I think you are considering only the visual, whereas you have many other senses with which to feed your charm meter...how does she measure up in the smell, taste, touch, sound dimensions...

Put in fresh batteries, turn them on, experience, then write your next stanza...
vz-nostalgia: smile She already scales ten on my charm meter, Ray. smile
  • k.a.
  • s.a.
  • 14 May 2010, 05:56
I heard once: 'there is beauty in the imperfect things'... due to your job you might be familiar with style and beauty, but isn't it true that some 'imperfect buildings' are kind of 'attractive'??

She answers:
'I know I'm not a Mona Lisa
or Liz Taylor or Shakira
but I know you are here around
just because of my other charms...'
He sighs: aaahhh
vz-nostalgia: :
KA: I heard once: 'there is beauty in the imperfect things'...
VZ: You heard it once, Ms. KA, in my head I hear it all the time. Just google wabi-sabi. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 May 2010, 08:32
Seductiveness indeed Vik: this is like a pair of lips
vz-nostalgia: It sure is, Chris, though, someone went even further in his comparison (in a private comment). smile
  • segnidiluce
  • Italy
  • 14 May 2010, 09:38
I love this shot, beautiful colours, great!
Ciao smile
vz-nostalgia: My pleasure, segnidiluce. smile
the charm is indefinable, incomprehensible, elusive, an innate quality.
vz-nostalgia: I couldn't say this better myself, Ms. Mela. smile
Never read a book by its cover, inside is the most interesting parts to be discovered and to keep you spellboundsmile
vz-nostalgia: Sharing bits of wisdom from your personal experience, Ms. Linda? smile
this is a beautiful image smile
vz-nostalgia: Sure is, Charles. Otherwise, it wouldn't appear on Nostalgia. smile
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 16 May 2010, 10:17
Then it is something deeper that charms you. The question begs to be answered but by you since you are the one charmed. Perfection on its own can be cold, the humanity of a charming imperfection can melt hearts. The transience of perfection, of beauty, would be the demise of connection if we could not find that special something that animates a person without the need for perfection. Sometimes,all it takes is a spark in the eyes of an ordinary face to be touched. smile
vz-nostalgia: :
Suzanne: The question begs to be answered but by you since you are the one charmed.
VZ: No punching below the waist, Ms. Suzanne. smile My job is to throw the question into the open, to provoke, not to answer my own questions. smile Maybe, I don't even want to find the answer. Maybe I just want to flow blindly on the waves of charm. smile
  • John Baker
  • United States
  • 17 May 2010, 17:02
Your photo and comment are Perfect in every way, Viktor! Kudos on shadow and contrast.
vz-nostalgia: Easy on superlatives, John. smile Leave yourself some room for the time, when I really post a perfect picture. smile How's life? Haven't heard from you in a while.
vz-nostalgia: Oh, Ms. Delia, you paint with such a broad brush of your youthful maximalism. smile
Delia: Perfection is boring.
VZ: I see this as nothing but a bravado, Ms Delia, besides being a cliche. Would you enjoy a symphony concert, if the musicians were not perfect in the way they play their instruments? smile (I'm not talking about punk musicians here, among whom not knowing how to play the instrument is the case of bragging. smile)

Delia: Humans are attracted to what they are - imperfect.
VZ: Here we go again, generalizing, talking for all the humanity. smile Throughout the history humans always craved for beauty, oftentimes for the absolute beauty. Would you like to date a quasimodo? smile

Delia: There is something underneath it all that phisical matter that explains the unsual seductiveness... when you look with your heart.
VZ: smile Now we're in agreement. smile That is called the art of seeing beyond the shell. smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 May 2010, 21:41
Though her eyes are not as pretty as those of Nefertiti
her smile doesn't shine as La Gioconda's smile;
she remains contented that she doesn't have a Greek classical nose.

Under the silvery moon
who needs Nefertiti, La Gioconda and the rest?
She is doing her best, that is
why when I'm around her, I'm charmed?
vz-nostalgia: smile
Louis: Under the silvery moon who needs Nefertiti...
VZ: Are you saying things are just fine in teh dark, until one turns on the light, Louis? smile
beauty is a funny thing. there is of course "flawless" beauty which, in certain circumstances, can be somewhat boring (what? another perfect sunset?).
then there is the beauty of something "flawed" which has the unusual effect of being infinitely more interesting.
until, of course, one tires of the flaw. the mole that once was endearing becomes something to hate. the beautiful green in the lake is the result of the overuse of fertilizer. and so on.
so in the end, beauty is much like everything else. it has a half life, an expiration date. the sun sinks below the horizon and the clouds that so enhanced the sunset now obscure the stars.
enjoy what you can, while you can, because beauty is as fleeting as youth and chocolate cake.
vz-nostalgia: This is an interesting stream of thoughts about the ultimate passage of all things beauty, Ms. Seraphine, even though that is not exactly what I had in mind. smile
  • rem_la
  • United States
  • 24 May 2010, 04:22
sympathique cette composition !
vz-nostalgia: You bet, rem la. I'd challenge you to find a badly composed picture on Nostalgia. smile
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 24 May 2010, 12:22
subtle imperfection suggests the secret to perfection, benign imperfection I like to think of it as. Benign, suggesting effortless beauty....oh how we love needful things attained without effort. Light is a medium of perfection, almost effortless
vz-nostalgia: :
spark: subtle imperfection suggests the secret to perfection...
VZ: I love that line, spark. That's pretty damn deep. And pretty damn true. smile
sounds like a good ol' regular woman.a reallllll woman at that.
vz-nostalgia: I see you have a personal experience in that, Ms. Toun. smile
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vz-nostalgia: And how many of them you've seen, Ms. Toni? smile
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