So if you read my TGIF yesterday, I mentioned that I was feeling like putting up a post on “Beauty in Imperfection”… Clearly, that’s the reasons I don’t plan what I’m going to wear the following day, because chances are that I’ll change or want to wear something different. Point is, I’ve changed the topic from the aforesaid to “Imperfection is beauty”. Just like that, same difference though.
So this is a thought that has been hovering in my mind with a small voice whispering *you’ve gotta love imperfection*. So before you wonder wassup with my Marilyn Monroe obsession, let me just defend myself. I think I have a girl crush on her…lol. Honestly, I think she described life just as it is, she didn’t add sugar and spice on it. Her quotes are the best thing she ever did minus the movies and music. I read them every other time and each time, one of them has to touch a certain aspect of my life. That’s my defense right there.
Why do I say “Imperfection is Beauty”
I could say I’m the kind of person who is quite observant of my surroundings and this includes the inhabitants..which would be the people in this case. And one common thing I have noticed is that everyone is imperfect. This is because no one has actually defined what is perfect and what is not.. So lets just say you can not point at one person and say they’re perfect and point the next and say they’re imperfect.
Everyone is really beautiful … in different ways. Seeing as beauty is very subjective. What I think is beautiful is not necessarily beautiful to the next person. By beauty I think it runs across appearance, character, personality and all.
Imperfection is not a bad thing, it just shows you are a unique being, there’s only one of you. Perfection would mean we all look-alike more like clones.
Clearly God who’s a perfect God knows what he was up to when he made us all imperfect beings. Can you imagine how boring the world would be if we were all perfect.
My imagination of perfect :-
They are super intelligent, the full 100% in exams.
Their skin is entirely flawless. No single pimple if that time of the month or no scars from childhood play.
They are always on time (to the .00).
They will always say and do the right thing, at the right time at the right place.
Their clothes don’t even have the slightest crease and are spotless, their hair strands are always where they were placed even after a crazy day.
They have the perfect job, home and family, there’s barely anything to complain about.
That’s just but a few, I could go on and on but I guess you get the drift on what we perceive to be perfect. Everyone could be like walking zombies. There would be nothing to live for. I think I love the world the way it is, with its imperfections and unpredictability. Sometimes it could be the worst like:
You oversleep and you are late for an important meeting.
Car breaks down or there is traffic when you had calculated your time how you will reach destination right on time.
Kenya Power decides to play with the switches and you haven’t ironed the clothes.
You’re having a bad hair day.
You flank an exam or get less than you had expected.
Your boss claims that you aren’t meeting your targets, or that you are not being competent.
Having drama with your spouse or your friends, and you wonder where that just came from.
Getting a pimple on your face, where everyone can see and know why it’s there.
I cringe on anything that compromises good health – so I won’t even go there. But we can joke about catching a flu on a Friday, you just want put a pause on it, because the weekend only comes once a week.
It could be the worst and at that particular moment you wish “if everything was just perfect”….that’s me right there, but thinking of it, it’s these imperfect scenarios make life more interesting. It gives you reason to live, because the following day you will be laughing about it or giving a tale to interested parties…lol true or false?
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” ~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Lovely day my people’s.
Signing Off ~~~ *Kawi*