Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautifully Imperfect


Emma and I are constantly bathing in imperfection.  It really comes to light when home renovation is our primary objective.  The house, our lives, and the lives of those whom we come into contact with are beautifully imperfect.  The coming Autumn always reminds me of this reality as the trees begin to shed their coverings and prepare for winter.  This quote sums it up for me:

"I am a frayed and nibbled survivor in a fallen world, and I am getting along.  I am aging and eaten and have done my share of eating too.  I am not washed and beautiful, in control of a shining world in which everything fits, but instead am wondering awed about on a splintered wreck I've come to care for, whose gnawed trees breathe a delicate air, whose bloodied and scarred creatures are my dearest companions, and whose beauty bats and shines not in its imperfections but overwhelmingly in spite of them..."

-Annie Dillard

5 comments:

Dean Michael said...

That's a beautiful quote!"

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