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Anne Herbert

Senseless Beauty

“Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.”

You’ve been seeing this saying on bumper stickers for a few decades. It’s credited to Anne Herbert who continues to write regularly on her blog. I think it’s the use of unexpected words which gives it staying power. The word “senseless” has a negative connotation – yet is paired with “beauty.” The wording suggests we shouldn’t waste time thinking about what we might get back from kind acts – simply toss them out, feel good about it and move on. It’s a concept I find both whimsical and solid at the same time.