The Perfect Protest

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.

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13 Comments
  • iHanna
    Posted at 09:34h, 30 September Reply

    Ay! 🙂 Hope you are feeling better soon, the weekend is close!

  • katherine center
    Posted at 10:51h, 30 September Reply

    Many big hugs to you!

  • jag
    Posted at 12:32h, 30 September Reply

    Real is beautiful. I love your honesty…
    xox

  • Puna
    Posted at 12:48h, 30 September Reply

    Tracey, I hope you get re-energized soon…

  • Karen/Chookooloonks
    Posted at 13:38h, 30 September Reply

    STUNNING image, friend. Hang in there.

    xoxo,

    K.

  • Brené
    Posted at 14:22h, 30 September Reply

    I know that exhaustion. Take care of yourself! And . . . no one does real like you.

  • sizzle
    Posted at 14:33h, 30 September Reply

    That seems like JUST the book I need to read.

  • Meghan
    Posted at 15:34h, 30 September Reply

    Oh the cracked is *such* a perfect imperfection! xo

  • carrie
    Posted at 16:13h, 30 September Reply

    Love it! p.s your blog is beautiful, love the header & colors.

  • Sarah Jean
    Posted at 22:36h, 30 September Reply

    What a lovely image of imperfection. I hope that you find rest and renewal.

  • playcrane
    Posted at 22:51h, 30 September Reply

    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 Girl
    Posted at 02:50h, 01 October Reply

    Love this picture 🙂 have a good day mom!

    Love, Awesome Girl

  • Jennifer BB
    Posted at 12:33h, 02 October Reply

    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!

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