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I Googled "Beauty"

February 3, 2017

I Googled “beauty” wanting to see flowers.

Clicked “images" and saw artfully applied makeup

 

on women’s faces, indeed beautiful,

but limiting in the representation

 

of “beauty” as a singular image

expressed as manicured faces,

 

women’s faces, not even a man’s

and no flowers.

 

I changed “all images” to “nature”

and the images were artificially rendered, overly-saturated.

 

Changed "nature" to “flowers” and found

“Texas” and “butterflies” filed under "beauty"

 

found "love" and "trees"

but no “flowers”

 

I should have known

how to Google

 

as a researcher and scholar

as an gardener and activist

 

I should have known

in the same way I know that

 

"Compassion begets Compassion"

and "Violence begets Violence" that

 

"Flowers" begets "Flowers" and

"Beauty" begets "Make-up Tips"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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