Beauty is pain

shoes-of-ms-pradaJust looking at this photo* caused me pain.

What great lengths people go to in pursuit of beauty — and have done for the scope of human history.

The vast majority of good things come with a cost.

Even enjoying a beautiful flower along the path requires you to take a moment to stop.

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*This is an excerpt of a photo taken by Craig McDean. It appeared in the November issues of WSJ magazine.

Footnote: The pain Miuccia Prada must experience while wearing these shoes must make her feel beautiful — enough to put up with the pain of wearing them.

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