Life is about change right now, that’s for sure. I mean – it always is of course. Permanent changes here to stay – that sort of thing. In the grip of a pandemic though, change has hit us harder than a GWR-built-King-Class locomotive. But then these are extraordinary circumstances.
Chewing the fat recently over coffee with a friend and fellow business owner, we got to discussing – and grumbling about – how ubiquitous the term authentic is in today’s business world. And by extension, if people are genuine about wanting others to be authentic – or if it’s nothing more than another tick on the buzzword bingo card.
I’m not about to dispute what we all know: that beauty is more than a fortunate arrangement of agreeable features. True beauty is, absolutely, about a loving heart and a caring soul. As the great American writer, critic and wit, Dorothy Parker, once said: ‘Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly goes clean to the bone.’