He was forced to acknowledge her figure to be light and pleasing
When asked to produce something that says ‘symmetry’ I instantly struggle because, like Michael York who once remarked that his fortune was made when he broke his nose as an adolescent, his face otherwise having been too perfect to be handsome, I rather shy away from the precision implied by symmetry. But the Fountain of Eve (she’s standing calmly at it’s centre looking a little manly to be frank) in the Peterhof Palace Gardens in St Petersburg, has a glorious symmetry to it and the light catching the slender sprays of water makes me think of a glistening crown for Neptune. And the quote? Mr Darcy contemplating Elizabeth Bennett whom he has mentally picked to pieces and found in her every fault imaginable is forced to admit to self that despite the lack of symmetry to her form she is pretty damn gorgeous. I rest my case.
PS: All the other interpretations of Symmetry for the Daily Press Photo Challenge are here
Sparkling photo! I, too, am more drawn to something less than precise.
Thank you Albert … maybe it’s because I am less than perfect myself though I am sure that is not the case for you!
Mr Darcy I presume…. Thats the only bit I know and even at that, I am not sure if the quote is correct…!
You only need to know that Mr Darcy is an enormous number of girls’ dream man (even those that may not care to admit it). Colin Firth did nothing to help us in this plight 🙂
Oh I know what you mean. I have a thing for things that are a little off. Not perfect, not symmetric. But this is nontheless very beautiful 🙂
And Russian 😉
(I made a mental note that I should go see it!)
You must- that’s an order! But remember the fountains are all asleep in Winter … They wake up the first weekend in May. And The Peterhof needs a full day (not like we did it so now we are forced to go back … Huzzah!) 🙂
Good thing to warn me! I hope to go to Russia at the end of August, so I assume they are awake then! And otherwise I too have a good reason to return (and I wouldn’t mind that!)
Definitely awake then … But make sure you leave plenty of excuses to return 😉
I think I will never run out of those, and if I do, there still is this one: ballet! 😀
Damn right on both counts 🙂
That’s a GIRL in there? Wowsers. There’s hope for me yet, then. 🙂 Lovely quote. I don’t do symmetry either – too perfect.
Ha! Hope for us all 😉
I like the less-than-symmetrical! (I guess this means I’m officially joining the general commenting tone).
Hi Sarah! Hurrah! Another one for the less-than-symmetrical party … thank you for taking the time to drop in and comment 🙂