A meditation on my fears. This is one of those “quick studies”, as a way to study a feature or features I like in a face – but even now, I can see the flaws here, like the pen failing to catch the beautiful lines of his nose or his jaw line drifting far too wide.
Yet if I dwell on those flawed marks of my pen, I lose the big picture. I think he’s still beautiful, even if I failed to capture the original lines. Much like my life. Sometimes I focus too much on the shortcomings to see the beauty in the whole package.
Garrett Neff from the latest #NeimanMarcus editorial
3 thoughts on “Flawed”
I’ve always tried to remember there is a difference between flaws and failure. Often, there is no harsher critic of our flaws than ourselves. It makes us better or it crushes us depending on if we see flaws to improve or failures to endure.
You’re so right!. I wish I’d keep it mind though, the way we see flaws: whether they’re flaws to improve or failures to endure.
It’s not easy. But, practice does result in improvements. 🙂