Imperfect Offering

This series of photos was inspired by some of my all-time favorite song lyrics:

“Forget your perfect offering

There is a crack in everything,

That’s how the light gets in.”

They are from Leonard Cohen’s beautifully haunting song “Anthem.”  These words have been a reminder and a source of strength for me many times in recent years.  Indeed, chasing perfection instead of embracing our flaws, would be misguided.  Our imperfect is what has immeasurable value and makes each of us like no one else.  Perhaps it is also worth considering what we let out through those fissures. We are all cracked, none of us completely whole:

“You can add up the parts

You won’t have the sum.”

-Anthem, Leonard Cohen


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