Dig this amended sign we found on the charming blog Magical and Otherwise, and it’s spot-on commentary:
Loving that someone added to the original message by simply adding a “not”.
Serendipitously, there was easy space provided for this and the original message left reads undamaged with the additional commentary.
As we beings are, both perfect and imperfect all at once…
Related posts: ‘seeing’ is a practice (look what’s hidden in plain sight)
‘the imperfect is our paradise’ (wallace stevens)
wabi sabi, the perfection of imperfection
san francisco graffiti turns the sidewalk into a fish pond
why not paint the sidewalk (or any outdoor floor?)
unexpected shift of view (look around!)
post-valentine’s message (be a chalk graffiti guerilla!)
2 replies on “brilliant graffiti: ‘you are (not) perfect’”
my first thought/sense after reading this post was that both “statements” interpreted in
a certain way could say the same thing….mmmmmm
The same idea as wabi sabi – the Japanese concept that perfection is not attainable in nature, that slight imperfection is preferable and should in fact be cultivated.