Friday, April 27, 2012

Unsettled, Distracted

Eyes open
Scarcely blinking
Expose painful imperfection.

Eyes closed
Head shaking 
Deny cold reality.

Eyes scanning 
Up, down, here, there
Words that don't belong to me
Distract from all this reality 
And this imperfection.


Genene said...

WoW! Well said Clank!


Rachel Chick said...


Travis Cody said...

I like this. The follow up could be the path taken to address the imperfection.

Polly said...

I need to frame this quote from Elder Uchtdorf.

"...And yet we spend so much time and energy comparing ourselves to others—usually comparing our weaknesses to their strengths. This drives us to create expectations for ourselves that are impossible to meet. As a result, we never celebrate our good efforts because they seem to be less than what someone else does.

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.

It’s wonderful that you have strengths.

And it is part of your mortal experience that you do have weaknesses."

Maybe someday I'll embrace it, but until then, I'll closed my eyes and shake my head a few times, at least.

lynsey said...

i've had those moments, those days....and i'm grateful when they pass. love your writing miss clancy.

brit said...

I am thinking that perfection is Godliness and not something we shall know for ourselves on this earth. The Amish hand make beautiful quilts and in each one they incorporate a deliberate imperfection. The intentional 'flaw' is what separates their work from perfection knowing that only our Heavenly Father is capable of perfection. I love this notion and it is a pretty little reminder that we don't have to be perfect now...that we simply cannot be perfect now.

Shifting perspective may help the perception of imperfection. Imperfection is a beautiful work in progress one moment at a time! We take who we are and where we are and we intentionally make changes and take action to become a little closer to that perfection. All the while being mindful of the progress we've made with our hearts and hands and not looking at the delta between us and perfection.

The hardest part is squashing that ugly voice inside that wants to look at where we fall short rather than all that we have done and become! That voice would have us feel hopeless and discouraged inside and remain inactive, unable and unwilling to proceed out of fear of failure. The reality is we are full of strength, goodness and special gifts innately. There is every reason to ever be and feel hopeful and full of light! The goodness is always there for us to embrace and move forward one foot after the other (after duct taping that awful, negative voice and shoving it in the closet!!!)

Just sayin' (oh and I so totally love beautiful and talented you!!)

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

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