Everyone in our society talks of beauty, and having no deeper passion for words, they use that one arbitrarily and without hesitation or thought. It loses its panache and the thing it stands for when it shares its title with thousands of other trivial and meaningless objects and is thus deprived of its qualities. People call designer clothes, French cuisine, their dog, and their graduate papers beautiful; and so when they are face to face with real Beauty they will never come to recognize it.

Camille Corot; Le Batelier Quittant La Rive Avec Une Femme Et Un Enfant Assis Dans Sa Barque, Soleil Couchant; Oil on Canvas