Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Present, Imperfect—Future!

My son's airplane...and other things on our craft table.
He took this photo himself.

Imagine a little wooden airplane, painted all sorts of colors in tempera paint — navy blue, black, fuschia, neon orange, yellow and kelly green.

Imagine the paint dripdripdripping as it dries, and a little boy's panicked shouts: "Catch the drips! Why is the paint sticking up?"

Imagine fixing the paint drips a bit, but not wanting to fix them entirely — there is the rest of life to perfect the process, and besides...perfection is boring.

Repeat this last part: Perfection is boring. Imperfection is perfection.

Come back to peace. It is right where you left it.