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Monday musings…

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
Conrad Hall

I like this quote because I believe there is no beauty in perfection.
Actually, I am not sure there is such a thing as perfection in this world we live in.

There is great beauty in nature, but it is not necessarily perfect. Storms, earthquakes, tsunamis, droughts, any natural disaster brings imperfection to what may have seemed perfect.

Animals, birds, reptiles, fish, and even insects have an attractiveness to them, though it may be a bit strange. We may find them interesting and often lovely, but there are things in their nature that we find difficult to see as perfect.

And people! How many perfect people do you know, or even know of? There may be some who are pretty close to perfect in what we consider beautiful, but is there really perfection in the physical aspect of human beings? As for the intellectual and emotional parts and pieces of people; how can there be perfection when those things are constantly changing? Customs, habits, dispositions, quirks, attitudes, likes, dislikes; those things are different for everyone. How can perfection be defined or found?

As I said in the beginning of this…I don’t believe there is beauty in perfection.
If every living thing, in this world, was without any faults or flaws
would that be perfect or incredibly boring?

Heaven, I am told is perfect, but I have never been there.
I am fine not knowing for now.

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21 thoughts on “Monday musings…

  1. You’re absolutely right Patricia. The imperfections are beautiful, in things or creatures around us.

  2. Perfect is in the eye of the beholder and I’m perfectly happy with that being the case. Very thought- provoking.

  3. I just preached a message on how the fall of man into sin has stolen perfection from this world. It will be a wonderful discovery to see what perfection actually looks like.

  4. I’m thinking the day started out well and since my phone finally started working, it’s one less stress!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad

  5. I think if something appears imperfect it means it has character, that special something that makes it unlike any other, perfection dull in my opinion.

    It’s why I prefer used books. I like the idea that if they could talk, they’d tell you all about who previously read them. Same with furniture. Give me something old over new since it will no doubt have character.

    Loved this, as always.

    1. I like the thought that imperfection gives character. I’m not much of a fan of old furniture, though, unless it comes from family or friends and there is history with it.

  6. Perhaps you’re right, but there are a lot of perfect things for me. My husband, my favorite jeans, a sunrise or sunset. Going on a cruise and the list goes on and on. I don’t think anyone is perfect though. We all have our flaws.

    Have a fabulous day and week, Patricia. ♥

    1. I can agree that there are “perfect” things in life. Where I live is perfect for me, but it does have imperfections. Same with people and things I love. They all have imperfections, but I still love them. Maybe some flaws make perfection?

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