Philosophers have for centuries contemplated that which separates humanity from beasts of the field, air, and sea. The ability to see beauty has long been thought to be one of those things that make us special amongst the earths inhabitants. Plato and Aristotle argued whether beauty is "in the eye of the beholder" or an intrinsic property of a thing, but both agreed "beauty is certainly a soft, smooth, slippery thing, and therefore of a nature which easily slips in and permeates our souls." (Plato). But surely the bee understands the allure of a flower, and there are plenty of handsome birds vying for the attentions of the ladies.
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Laura Helm owner of ThreePineHill: Jewelry designer, naturalist, gardener teacher of kids in art and tech, Executive Chair of Art to Grow On, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Docent. Active citizen of the Pale Blue Dot.