1. A combination of qualities, such as, shape, color or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight.
"I was struck by her beauty."
Oftentimes, as we can see by the definition from Oxford Languages Dictionary, beauty is ascribed to women. Every now and again, sometimes, a man.
My Gramps was one of those men. Now, don't get me wrong, he wasn't a "pretty boy." He was, undeniably, a very handsome man. No, his beauty came from within.
The way he looked at my Grandma, when he thought no one was watching him, was a sight to behold. His loving gaze was a thing of beauty. It transformed his face into an image of pure bliss. He called her, "Doll Face."
The way he loved his family was beauty personified. Never raising his voice in anger. Always speaking kindness and love. If not through his words, always through his actions he showered us with unconditional love. I never once heard him speak an ugly word about anyone.
His physical being radiated beauty and grace. Watching him cut down a giant pine tree, cast a fishing line, while he read his Bible, while he prayed, always filled me with such a sense of awe and peace. Boy, could that man say a beautiful prayer.
My Gramps was simply a beauty-filled, beautiful, human being. And, I am beyond blessed to have been able to bask in that beauty for as long as I did. Gramps was 92 when the Lord called him home❤️