Exactly! Mark has a face that’s a little bit pocked, a nose that’s a little bit smushed, and he’s probably right that no Classical sculptor would have chosen him as a subject, but his beauty shines through.

I was thinking of Mike in Heinlein’s Stranger in a Strange Land. “You have your own face,” was his highest expression of beauty.

But Dr. Who certainly applies too!

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