Take a close look. Try and find the real beauty in this picture.
Now, before you strain your eyes too hard, or try anything fancy like a “ctrl+f” search for “Art,” just keep on reading. The art is right beneath your nose.
It’s Wally (Or Waldo, if you’re American), and he is beautiful.
If I could be anyone in the world, I would be Wally. How does this trendy looking grinning guy qualify as beautiful? Well, just look at him! His smug grin, pom-pom hat, striped shirt and swooped hair may be screaming “FASHION NIGHTMARE!” to some of you, but I assure you, Wally is beautiful
Wally goes beyond just the art. Created by Martin Handford, Wally, or Waldo, is quite the infamous character. Wally is a time traveller with a knack for getting lost in a crowd. He’s always there to be found, and he never makes it easy. When something is “beautiful” it has the ability to provoke emotions from people. Whether it’s somewhere between the joy of success to the anger and frustration of an impossible puzzle, Wally does a fantastic job of bringing a whole range of emotions out of us. As he simply stumbles through many different scenes he always has these same characteristics. He is a never-changing character in an ever-changing world. He is a man that has seen things, lived through many parts of history, and could potentially be anywhere he wants. Despite all of this, he just seems to keep on travelling. Maybe he’s on the run, or maybe he’s just lost. He could be walking through a crowded 21st century shopping mall or through a 13th century battle, and still wear the same old grin. No matter where or when he’s located, or what’s happening around him, he’s still happy. Isn’t that truly beautiful?
If I could be anyone, I would be Wally.