I was reading Ria’s beautiful poem More Than 1000 Words, when it occurred to me that I should also write about this. I have always observed this about so many people. I feel my friends, family and relatives are more beautiful than most of the images show them to be.
Is it obvious to most of you or even the opposite is true? Celebrities have to apply a lot of makeup to perform and to do public appearances. That is why they might appear less beautiful than their on-screen presence, but that need not be so always. But as far as normal people are considered–I have found them to be more beautiful in person. I feel it’s simple to understand and this post might just be a redundant blabberwockying–so be it. I feel most instruments which capture the images are not efficient enough to capture the essence of persona.
There might come, in future, some instruments which can reproduce exact replica of someone’s live presence–as accurate as it is felt by those present nearby. Has they already been invented? Then please pardon my ignorance as I am not tech-savvy and don’t keep abreast with the latest gadgets. Most of the cameras that produce images and videos of people are very poor representation of a live person. There are also photoshops which make us look better than we actually are but I am not talking about them. I am talking about a simple image which has not been edited–it’s a very poor indicator of how beautiful a person might really be when actually present before you.
Could it also be possible that some people are more beautiful in person and others in images? Photogenic and non-photogenic? I have heard about such things but my observations consistently tell me what I have told you. So there! I am not dealing with multifarious nuances here because I feel someone might say that a pleasant image can’t get angry at you and a person can. That is the beauty or ugliness of life and that might be the subject of another thread of discussion. Please let me know what you think about this article and the idea presented in it. Thanks for reading!