Everyone’s perfect

“The perfect human being is uninteresting. … It is the imperfections of life that are lovable. … Perfection is a bore, it’s inhuman. … the imperfection, striving, living … that’s what’s lovable.” Joseph Campbell in The Power of Myth (discovered in Creating Unforgettable Characters by Linda Seger).

I like this quote very much. But I admit that we all strive for some kind of perfectness. Or “good enough” as we sometimes put it in order not to be blamed being a perfectionist.

Perfect according Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is among other “having everything that is necessary; complete and without faults or weaknesses” or “the best of its kind”. In this Learner’s Dictionary, there are seven definitions of perfect. And my guess is that there are many more in various other dictionaries and thesauri.

I had the most wonderful Easter holidays this year. I can say they were perfect. But not because I liked everything or everyone that came my way all the time. Far from it. I had my share of upsets and happened to be angry at least once.

But what was wonderful is that I was more and more aware of what was happening around me and inside me, without judgment, and discovered novelty and the wonder of the current moment.

This is what is truly perfect: the novelty of a moment.

I realized that as soon as I am here in a given moment and discover the novelty of this particular moment, as soon as I say “Wow!” it appears perfect to me. And I suspect I am not alone in this.

To anyone who reads this: have a perfect day full of discoveries at the very place and in the very moment where you are!

Picture: when I saw these trees, close to where I live, being surrounded by flowers, I said “Wow!” and took this picture.


4 thoughts on “Everyone’s perfect

  1. Thank you, Vica, for reminding me to savor the moment and be aware of my surroundings and the people I encounter! Life is precious.

    1. Thank you, Marcy!
      Life is amazing. Earlier I was skeptical of many things, including Internet and thought that friendship without meeting in person is not possible. Today, I am glad that there is a remote world of the Internet, without which I wouldn’t have a chance of knowing you and enjoying your friendship. Thank you again for finding my blog and for being there and here! Love and hugs, Vica.

  2. You are absolutely right: being aware of the moment and being able to fully accept it just as it is makes all the difference in life.
    Nice post, Victoria!

    1. Thank you, Ana! You are one of the wonderful persons who inspire me and make me smile whenever I meet them or think of them. Thinking of you. xxx

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