On Beauty [What Does Amour Look Like…]

“You’re a monster sometimes.” Sometimes we need to ruin the flowered stalk to create a ritual for celebration… Beauty is relative—however, it is also abundant and perennial.  One type of beauty may diminish and morph into a deeper philosophical truth.  Beauty can take the guise of morality and define the outer reaches of what it means to be fully human—to grow into that. The film Amour, directed by Michael Haneke, which was made in 2012 and won the Palme d’Or, is, ostensibly, all about beauty and what is beautiful about life, as well as what are intrinsic elements of...

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