Who was it that said ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’? I don’t agree because beauty must not just be ‘seen’; it must also be felt, smelt, heard e.t.c. And unless it can be perceived by all the five common senses, and intuition as the sixth; it isn’t beauty, or rather it isn’t complete.
Saying ‘beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’ is like saying ‘love is blind’, which we all know it isn’t; we aren’t even sure it was ever meant to have eyes! Can something that was never meant to have eyes be called blind? Blind table. Blind chair. Blind tree. Doesn’t make sense. Therefore, beauty cannot be summarily associated with sight.
The adage is pure philosophy. And like all philosophies, it’s just another one of the beautiful little lies we tell ourselves when we have nothing better to say!