Young Mariko Toda
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What is Beauty?

Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea,
But sad mortality o'ersways their power,
How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea,
Whose action is no stronger than a flower?

                           (William Shakespeare)
A profile
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Look at your watch.

Count the seconds.
All the while that beauty is fading.
How long before the fine outlines are gone?
Pretty Face
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Look closely.

The youth beneath the veneer of maturity:
Is it endearing or distracting?
When is the prime of life?
Reclining adolescent
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Look right!
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Look straight!
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Look left!
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Grace of the movement and softness of skin will carry the day.

What does this say about our priorities? And what would Lloyd Erlick say?