Article by Will
Malena is a movie telling the miserable life of a beauty. The story’s background is in a beautiful small town, in Sicily, Italy. Malena is a very beautiful woman, who lives in the small town. She is a soldier’s wife. She becomes a widow after her husband lost his life at the front. From then on, the men in the town begin to harass her, and the women begin to slander her. After being cut off the pension from the government, she finally becomes a whore. It seems all of her misfortunes come from her beauty. Beauty is not guilty. What is sinful is the human beings’ greed and jealousness.
What is beauty? It is said that “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. There are two types of beauty, inner beauty and outer beauty. Outer beauty or external beauty is merely temporary. However hard we try to maintain or prolong our external beauty with anti-aging cream, Botox injections or anything else, we cannot stop Mother Nature. We can delay the aging process & look younger than our actual years for some time. But, we will not be able to stop it.
So, it might be best to age gracefully as some people say. We can accept the aging process and go along with the aging process. Acceptance is the key to aging gracefully. It does not mean that we do not take care of our health or body. We still try to maintain or improve our well-being, happiness and peace.