I love this quote for the focus on truth and honesty and, ultimately, authenticity. I think this is what makes all of us beautiful, no matter our age, race, gender or circumstances in life.
I remember having my hair done a few years back. I was turned in the chair, so I couldn't see the woman beside me. I listened to her talk to the other hair dresser, and her conversation was filled with laughter, crazy stories and witty retorts. I imagined her in my head as this really beautiful blond, all leggy and Grace Kelly-ish. When I turned and saw her, she was a woman well past 70 years of age, her face deeply wrinkled from years spent riding horses under a hot southern sun, her hair white as a bed sheet.
She was even better than I'd imagined. Truth, honestly and mirth were written across her face, and she was beautiful. I think of her often.