How do you know when something is beautiful? Is beauty important? The recognition of beauty is one of the things that make us uniquely human, but what is it? It is such an elusive term yet it is universal to everyone, not easily definable. It does have it's qualities though. I am thinking of the broader definition of beauty not limited to just visual aesthetics - a posting can be beautiful, an act, a performance, as can a poem, scientific proof...etc. What is beauty to you? What qualities make things beautiful?