As they used to say,"Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder".May I add,the pun is intended.Just take the case of the moon.Most poets talked about its beauty and young men(in love) referred to the beauty of their beloved like the beauty of the moon. When I saw Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the place did not look beautiful at all;-)
What I understood, the physical eyes( eyesight) only see the visuals, but the mind and the hearts that make the difference.Just look at the sun.If we were to look at what the sun is, it does not look great to me. But,a little bit of knowledge about the sun that it is the greatest nuclear reactor around our galaxy that produces enegy,heat and light through the conversion of Hydrogen gas to Helium gas made me think it is a beautiful creation by God Almighty to serve our needs on the planet earth.
Planet Mars looks beautiful from a distance.On the surface of it, I don't know.But if you compare the composition of the atmosphere of the planet Earth and the planet Mars, it looks like the opposite.It has very little oxygen( about 0.3 %) and too much carbon dioxide( more than 97%). What I can conclude is that God created everything with specific features and for a particular purpose.One thing I am sure, we homo sapiens are not suited to live on Mars and we men DON'T come from Mars!
Before, we come down to planet Earth, let me take you to explore the beauty of mathematics.But then, only mathematicians and mathematical minded people will appreciate it.Just take Einstein General Theory of Relativity and Fermat Last Theorem.The mathematical expressions are so short and simple but yet a few handful of us only understood Eintein's theory and it took hundreds of mathematicians over 300 years to prove the Fermat Last Theorem.Now, beauty *really* lies in the eyes of the beholder!
[Just remember two more mathematicians-John Nash and Paul Erdos,but don't worry-I am not going to bore you with their works]
Before I get lost in the stratosphere and get TAKEN by foreign aliens,let me get back to Mother Earth quickly...
Ten years ago, I made my first trip to The Land of The Rising Sun.There, I discovered another form of beauty-the simplicity is a beauty by itself. Just look at Japanese garden,their packing of products and their sushi -just to mention a few...
Talking about The Beauty,it also reminds me of The Beast.Next month, when I am in Paris(insyaAllah), I would love to visit The Church of Notredam.Who knows ,he might still be there..but I am more interested to see The Beauty and not The Beast.What says you Penawan in London?