January 28, 2009
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong. – Joseph Chilton Pearce
Wow, what a powerful quote. It really impacted me today. Such a negative force in our lives, perfection begins ever so subtly, but then, before we know it, completely takes over.
I love this post from Cindy LaFerle, on how we have to learn to embrace imperfection, or as she puts it, “at least shake hands with it” to live a more fulfilled life. Thank you Cindy for this powerful reminder.
It’s just a simple garden plaque, but I knew I had to order one as soon as I saw it in a mail-order catalog. Handcrafted from terra cotta, it announces in plain bold letters: EMBRACE IMPERFECTION.
I bought it to hang on a brick wall near the patio. But somehow, it looked out of place with the other ceramic plaques my husband and I had collected from summer art fairs. It was a little too perfect and needed some crafty touches — a few dabs of paint here and there to make it look old and weathered. Never one to argue, my artistic husband gave the plaque a nice patina and hung it where I would see it from the garden room window.
Now that I think about it, I should have ordered several to post all over the house.
Read the rest of the article here.