Saturday, January 26, 2019

Beautifully Broken

"Amid a life full
of stumbling blocks
& imperfection, we are
all grateful for second

~ Lynn G. Robbins ~

This paperweight has a nasty chip. First thing you noticed, right? No. In fact, the only way you'd know it's there is if you held it in your hands and turned it over to reveal the damage... or if I told you.

A picture can be altered, edited, filtered to serve a purpose. If you work at it, you can really present a beautiful version of reality. But that's what it is. A version.

I do enjoy editing photos and artwork, and evoking feeling through all of that. It's just I don't want to blur away all imperfection. That's where the most interesting stories are.

There is beauty in brokenness. There's beauty in honesty and wrinkles, and rust and wear.

There's beauty in time-tested, worn and weathered. And beauty in those who preserve and embrace the imperfections... in things, in others, and most importantly, themselves.