Spend some time with me and you'll soon learn that I am in awe of the world around me. I, very often, will have to stop and look, watch or admire things I see in nature. I marvel at the simple, crazy beauty of trees, flowers and the sky above. I'm hopeless in the fall! My girls will start to roll their eyes because I have to gasp or even stop at every beautiful tree we pass.
When looking at nature, I can't help but think of a quote;
"We are all the same, just different" - Dhali Lama
At first look, you can't deny that we all have a beauty about us, it's very easy to see because it's right there on the surface. But the longer I looked at nature, the more time I spend in it, you quickly learn that things are not always as they seem. Take these flowers for example, they look flawless at first glance, but if you look closly, you start to see flaws and slight imperfections. Parts of the petals are faded or have been chewed off by a visitor. And still no two petals or flowers are ever the same, each one is totally unique.
As for us, we can quickly glance at one another and see beauty on the surface, but the longer you spend time with someone, really getting to know them and observe, you will start to see those parts of their "petals" that are discolored or have been eaten away. Imperfections start to reveal themselves. We can see these flaws and attach ourselves to them thinking that this someone is less than acceptable, or we can realize that untouched nature can be the closest thing to perfection, if there exists such a thing, and even that is flawed. Beauty, real beauty encompasses flaws and all. We all walk around with parts of us missing, discolored at times, so embrace your flaws because they are part of what makes you perfect.
Perfectly Flawed, Flawed Perfectly