30 Sep The Perfect Protest
This week an amazing perfect protest is going on. Have you heard? Its a rising up against perfection.
All in favor, say “aye”! And a chorus of voices all shouts out “aye”!
All of the protest photos are awesome. Fun, playful, powerful, poignant. I was so ready to join the troops by making my own sign but this week I’m not feeling very fun or playful. I’m feeling far more inward, quiet and pensive. The truth is, I’m exhausted. Physically, mentally emotionally drained. We all feel like sometimes. And that is so far from perfect. Which, I realize IS perfect for this protest. Me being real.
In the kitchen this morning, my hard boiled egg cracked in the pot and I was immediately drawn to the beauty of the imperfection of this one egg. Ah ha! I knew exactly how to raise my lens in solidarity with Brene and all the others making a statement this week.
Good-bye perfect. Hello real. And with all that comes with it, it is a gift.
I’ll be spending every free moment I get for the next few days reading Brene’s new book The Gifts of Imperfection. I know it will be just what the doctor ordered.
iHannaPosted at 09:34h, 30 September
Ay! 🙂 Hope you are feeling better soon, the weekend is close!
katherine centerPosted at 10:51h, 30 September
Many big hugs to you!
jagPosted at 12:32h, 30 September
Real is beautiful. I love your honesty…
PunaPosted at 12:48h, 30 September
Tracey, I hope you get re-energized soon…
Karen/ChookooloonksPosted at 13:38h, 30 September
STUNNING image, friend. Hang in there.
BrenéPosted at 14:22h, 30 September
I know that exhaustion. Take care of yourself! And . . . no one does real like you.
sizzlePosted at 14:33h, 30 September
That seems like JUST the book I need to read.
MeghanPosted at 15:34h, 30 September
Oh the cracked is *such* a perfect imperfection! xo
carriePosted at 16:13h, 30 September
Love it! p.s your blog is beautiful, love the header & colors.
Sarah JeanPosted at 22:36h, 30 September
What a lovely image of imperfection. I hope that you find rest and renewal.
playcranePosted at 22:51h, 30 September
I also agree. Rest up Tracey!
I love those statements–Good-bye perfect. Hello real. Yep, real life is good and bad and exhilaring and exhausting but definitely NOT perfect.
Awesome GirlPosted at 02:50h, 01 October
Love this picture 🙂 have a good day mom!
Love, Awesome Girl
Jennifer BBPosted at 12:33h, 02 October
Leonard Cohen comes to mind with that gorgeous photo: Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that is how the light gets in.
Peace to you!