Photo Friday – Perfect

Lauryn, Canon EOS

Photo Friday’s theme this week is “Perfect.”

On the tail of our discussion about the judging mind, it amazes me that I chose this photo for the theme of “perfect.” When did we stop believing we are perfect?



  1. jenn
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    what a lovly photograph. I love the expression on Lauryn’s face.
    again, great question! I have found that when asking this question most people can respnod with an exact moment in their lives when they first felt they were suddenly “not perfect.” For me, I remeber being about two years old and I was scared. I couldn’t sleep. My brother and I shared a room (he was three and a half) and so I woke him up. I remember he got angry and told me to not be a “baby” and go back to sleep. It’s so strange that at 28 I still remember this moment so clear in my mind… what purpose is it serving in my life?? something to think about.

  2. Julia
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Every child IS born perfect. It’s only as we get older, that we forget that we are all “Children” of the universe. And we lose the ability to see our own perfection, and often let the world dictate to us what is “perfect” and what we should be.

  3. Judith Polakoff
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    A beautiful portrait….

  4. celisa
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    good question. perhaps it was being really young and realizing that parents/other people had their own versions of how we should behave, and maybe it was when we discovered that we would get in trouble if we didn’t do the “right” thing. when we were kids we did any ole’ thing that struck us as entertaining or interesting at the time…but at some point we must have subconsciously realized that we weren’t the perfect angels we thought we were, that we Could get in trouble and be fussed at. how heartbreaking it is to imagine our little child’s heart/spirit aching at the thought that the whole world doesn’t revolve around us…that we could do wrong…that the sun doesn’t always shine. i didn’t mean that to sound depressing. i was just thinking about how innocent we all were before, before we were able to recognize that all people, things, situations aren’t always good ones. that there is sadness out there. hmmm.

  5. samantha
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    i think it would probably be whenever we were introduced to the idea of original sin. Blech.
    but I also agree it could be that time where we realize we have done something to make someone mad or disappointed, that somehow? we are not in the right.

  6. Caroline
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I stopped believing I was perfect when people told me differently.

  7. jenn
    Posted August 6, 2004 at 6:21 pm | Permalink

    on this subject (really)…have you seen the movie garden state? i think you’d really like it.

  8. Posted August 6, 2004 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Maybe it was when we became a “civilization.” It was then that children had to learn to become “civilized.” How perfectly imperfect! : )

  9. fern
    Posted August 7, 2004 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    my wise daughter(14!) has been questioning this concept for awhile now….she wonders about these two sayings she hears people preaching:
    1)”you are perfect just the way you are”
    2)”nobody’s perfect”
    where does that lead??? to surrender?…hmmm…

  10. Posted August 8, 2004 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I thought this quote went along with the theme of a judging mind.
    “The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.” Whitney Young