The Eyes Of The Beholder Essay

767 Words Oct 19th, 2014 4 Pages
In the Eyes of the Beholder
I’m sure you’ve heard the popular adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. That adage has never been as true for me as when I was watching, the visually stunning documentary, Samsara. The images shown in the movie, powerful as they were, were provided with an extra layer of meaning through the omission of dialog. I was not told what to think or feel about what was being shown; I was able to form my own opinions and thoughts. There were many themes displayed in the movie, but the ones I picked up on dealt with natural beauty vs. manmade beauty, nature, and the mass production/consumption of food and household items. There were numerous shots showing how beautiful nature is within the movie. The windswept sand dunes and towering mountain peaks were awe-inspiring. The glacier was magnificent, as was the water so perfectly and eerily still; it allowed for an exact reflection of the mountain range in the background. However, no less beautiful were the shots of the crystal chandeliers hanging from the ceiling or the amazing stained glass windows displayed in shots of the churches. Beauty, as they say, is in the eye of the beholder. What I found to be beautiful, someone else may view as being not as visually pleasing. Nature is beautiful and Mother Nature only cares about the beauty she can create. Mother Nature uses the forces of earth, wind, fire, and water in the designs of her creations. The forces at her command can be all…

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