Alo and De Inner Beauty
(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.
Copyright ©2018 September 21, 2018
De: I have been curious... I do not wish to cause you discomfort, but if the topic is acceptable to you, I would like to know what you feel to be different between Jun and I...
Alo: I have sometimes studied my own feelings... when you and Jun are standing at a distance, and when I have not yet sensed your heart to know which of you is which, I often smile at how wonderful it is to see two of you... two very beautiful ladies... I smile with the appreciation of my being permitted to be a part of your life... but... though you and Jun are almost identical of outward appearances, still, you and her are very different... it is you that I love... there can be no one else but you... and though Jun is outwardly beautiful because she looks like you, still, if you did not exist, then I would not find Jun to be attractive... very cute yes, but no attraction.
De: Thank you... that is what I suspected, but your words help my heart, feel more at ease, and comfortable...
Alo: To me, inner beauty is the scale that weighs the outside... the inner qualities are what direct the outward motions... although, of course, the general outer shapes must be present also. If you weighed fourteen tons, I would still love you because of who you are, but I would likely not hug you much.
De: Ha! If I weighed fourteen tons you would not be able to put your arms around me anyway!
Alo: Ha! Correct!
De: So, then, even if my face were ugly, you would still love me?
Alo: Yes, no doubts.
De: What if I were crippled? Perhaps missing an arm or leg?
Alo: I would still love you, but, maybe more in some ways, because my love would be toned with an intense sympathy and yearning for you to be happy.
De: What if my spirit were to somehow be placed into the trunk of a tree?
Alo: Well... I would still love the spirit, and sense the spirit to be beautiful, but, though I would care for and give respect to the tree, I would not find the tree itself to be beautiful within the sense of beauty between a man and woman.
De: But some trees are beautiful...
Alo: Yes, in the way of trees... some of our trees are beautiful because they are so old, large, and of shapes that describe their inner natures... but the beauty of a tree, it is not related to the human form...
De: Then your sense of beauty is similar to mine... I will not speak the words about how beauty nascents and forms, but, apparently we share similar ways of judging beauty...
Alo: I think you are correct... you like me some, because I make many jokes, and make you smile and laugh.
De: Ha! Some?
Alo: Well, even if a lot, that is still 'some'!
De: Ha! Okay, so maybe you never fib, but you tease me by using words that are more literal than what is commonly implied!
Alo: But that is the fun! Some people do not cross-light and catch the humor of words... to me, that makes you more beautiful, because you can cross-light thoughts.
De: Oh... I was imagining two of you... I do not think that I could endure two of you!
Alo: True... you would age overnight from so much laughter!
De: Ha! Scary thought...
Alo: Another thought... what if, when Jun achieves a similar inward quality as your own... I am now questioning myself of what my feelings might be...
De: Good question... I trust you to always make the proper choice, but... would that not be difficult for you? If two people were indeed very similar of inner and outward qualities, then could a person retain a love for only one, or, what might be the result?
Alo: I love our parents, I love our families, I love all animals, and I love all things, but the ingredients of each type of love are different... my love for you, your inner qualities are formed upon your own unique tone, and flowered through you own unique history of life... no one else could ever share the same inner qualities as you... but, if it were possible for Jun to flower an almost same inwardness... then, yes, that might cause me to pause... but, our life histories are already different, and now there can be no sameness. Nevertheless, the foundational ingredient of your spirit, it is yours... it is the one that I wish to be near... if Jun was very similar to you, then I would cherish her heart more, and interpret her to be of a quality person, but still, loving a person is not the same as being in love... you I give all... others, no...
De: Yours is the inner tone that I recognized when we first met... it is the only one that I can be near... and this is good, that though we might care for and honor all things, the deciding ingredient is one's inner nature...
Alo: I struggle with the questions of how the outsiders describe their senses of beauty and love... the people say odd things, and the people only judge outside surfaces... to the people, a hateful person with a very ugly heart can still be beautiful if the outward shape is what the people desire.
De: Surely it is something related to how the people have no senses... they feel almost nothing, think almost nothing... it is, as if, all subconscious... and if their subconscious is flawed, then so will be the people's emotion of beauty.
Alo: No reasoning, no analyzes, no logic, no thinking... just, reactive...
De: Yes... no observing of why the sense of beauty arises...
Alo: And that is what the eastern books say about beauty and love... all subconscious, all of physical desire, and all very shallow.
De: People do not marry trees, nor rocks... neither do the people extrapolate why... what a shame...
Alo: Oh, but! Now if Jun does attain a similar spirit as your own, then should I tease you of our joining some religion where it is accepted for a man to have multiple wives?
De: No! Ha!
Alo: You will never have to worry about that anyway... having one wife is trouble enough... I could not endure two...
De: Ha! But seriously, having two spouses, that would be like the outsiders... of only judging beauty and love by outside appearances and physical desires... you would have to lose a lot of your thinking ability to have two spouses.
Alo: Ah, but now what if you had a clone? Oh, but that could not happen... the clone's history would also be different, and of a different foundational tone... so, I guess, you have no worries... you are stuck with me, for the rest of our lives.
De: That is okay... some...
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