Life occurs in the moment; so does beauty and ugliness. I have seen many so-called beautiful people be very ugly, and some supposedly ugly people be extremely beautiful. Beauty and ugliness are capacities we all have.
We've all read it. Some of us are ashamed to admit it, but it's true, we've read the first, second, and third books from cover to cover. Why? Because it's delightful? Well, yes. But there's a bit more to it than that.