Perfect is only where we begin

Can you have an experience you don’t experience?*
Oliver Burkeman

Perfect is overrated.
Perfect would have to know everything, and
we don’t;
Perfect would have to contain everything, and
we can’t.
I wonder whether imagining something in a perfect way
is how our brains have developed in order to get us started on stuff.
It’s unlikely we’d do anything if
we imagined something to be rubbish.
But perfect gets the blood pumping,
But then we need to know we can’t actually make that,
And who would want to?
Perfect can’t grow, develop and change into
something better, but
it can help us begin.

*Oliver Burkeman’s Four Thousand Weeks.

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