Nascent, full-blown, or dangerous, beauty appeals to all of us. In the promise of beauty we can feel hope and anticipation for the guarantee of lovely items or actions to come. Once arrived, and the promise fulfilled, we can enjoy and revel in the actuality of beauty discovered and appreciated. Yet there are beauties that can harm us, that can be dangerous in many ways. Hurt and sorrow can come wrapped in a blanket of visual delight and emotional stimulation that seems to offer nothing but the best. This is what makes beauty so difficult to evaluate, at least quickly. Study must be given to the object or person exhibiting the qualities we consider as beautiful and when beauty is involved we seldom want to pick it apart or make judgements. We want simply to enjoy what is placed before us and are heedless of possible pitfalls. We believe that receiving the beautiful with open arms will always bring us joy; that belief is something many of us continually try to hold on to even though, unfortunately, there are beauties that are harmful. In looking at and attempting to evaluate every single thing that we consider beauty, though, we lose the spontaneity and quick, heartfelt joy of appreciating a true and timeless thing. So we are caught between a rock and a hard place and must learn, as with many other things, to take the good, sometimes with the bad, and love the beauties we can while abjuring the beauties we shouldn’t. Isn’t sometimes chancing a beautiful opportunity better than living in dullness?