Tuesday, February 18, 2014

On leading an imperfect life

"Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful."
Annette Funicello
I'm not entirely sure where folks got the idea that life has to be served up on a bed of roses, but I wish we'd all stop it right about now. The universe is filled with all sorts of chaos, and we will most definitely trip over chunks of it along the way. That we'll get hurt in the process is immaterial: I wasn't born with a guarantee, and I'm guessing you weren't, either.

Besides, there's often more beauty in imperfection than initially meets the eye. And the choice, as it so often is, remains ours. We can either lament the lack of perfection in our own lives, or we can use the time we've got to appreciate the craziness around us. The roller coaster's going to serve up a wild ride whether we like it or not. So we may as well buckle up, open our eyes and drink it all in. Messiness and all.

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