Incidentally, this is a good way to check your friendship level with someone. If you're at a point where you can comfortably tell someone they have something massive stuck in their teeth, or they have a booger hanging off their nose, this is a good place to be. I mean, that level, not at the receiving end of that situation.
Sometimes the English language is too limited. That's why in high school (or maybe now for some of us, I don't know) the question was always "do you like her? Or do you like like her?" (the last said with quirked eyebrows).
One of the reasons I'm smitten with the words "beautiful" and "love" is because they go beyond what you see. I think the word "beautiful" goes beyond what's seen to inside -- beautiful is meant to be about the soul. And saying something is beautiful doesn't mean it's necessarily all good or happy. Sometimes sad, tragical, or complicated things are beautiful. Same with what love means -- it goes beyond just the good, or happy, or visually appealing. It's meant to transcend all of that and accept who/what's given as it is. If these words aren't used/given in this manner, I think it's a shallow imitation of all that the word can offer. And I've been guilty of this too, I know. And maybe our words are only made true by what we do...but maybe that wouldn't be the case if we would use them with a little more care.
Just my humble opinion.
I have a little over a week left here in California before I move up to Seattle, now that I've graduated and finished my MFA (yay! More on that later!). It's been a crazy two years here...but I can honestly say it's been beautiful too. Thanks.