Just 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.
*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.