What does perfection look like?
Long and soft
A little frayed around the edges
A tiny bit burnt
Just on the tips of hair and noses
Scented in oils
Silver and candlelight
Coffee in bed in the morning
Tea in bed at night
With the door open
A soft breeze
Lush green plant profusion that I actually remember to water and tend
Wise dogs heads
Soft brown eyes
Collapsing of furry bodies
Deep contented sighs
A strong body
Just enough wealth
Books to the ceiling
And then some more
Finally free of “more”
(Except books – always room for more books)
A touch of red
A slither of silk
The slightest shrug of cashmere
Just one piece of exquisite cloud like texture
A deep bathtub
A big motorbike
The ability to laugh
More things second hand
I won’t cling
But I hope they last as long as I do…
Boots beaten and comfortable
Several cool hats
Colourful jangly jewellery
My hair long enough to pull into a big messy bun
Bright kimonos, long skirts
That make me feel like a parrot full of feathers
Dashing around my house
Dancing in the kitchen
Scrabble games very serious
Long phone calls to my sister
Lunch dates that last all day with my best mate
Giving back to my community
Feeling them give to me
My husbands wiry chest hairs
The crinkly wrinkles just at the side of his eyes that form star bursts when he smiles
When he smiles at me
Hugs from my sons grown taller broader wider stronger than me
Making me feel small
Red dirt roads
Walking and whistling
Shoulders free of loads
Bare feet on cool wet lawn
The passing of days
The long midday
Finding first greys
Rather liking them
Leaving them be
Leaving me be
Just the way I am
Forgiven for all my sins
Grateful for where I’ve been
What I’ve seen
Who I am
Perfection is ..
Nothing like I imagined
In a younger woman’s skin
25 thoughts on “What does perfection look like, feel like – the answers surprised me”
Your answers delighted me. I kinda wanna see what I’d come up with if I thought about it long enough. Lol
I was surprised when I began writing all that I loved and revelled in – actually hard to stop – you should give it a try Michelle – certainly cements those priorities in.
I may just do that! 😉
Amazing words, I also love ocean swims, they’re pure perfection for me
Ocean swims are the ultimate for me – I love it when we are able to get to the beach.
I read this to my husband and he adored it. We both love the way you think. 😉
Oh Thanks Michelle!
This was such a wonderful list. I found myself nodding for the majority of those answers. I hadn’t realized I’d missed so many posts of yours. I’ll spend some time reading and commenting.
Thanks Sarah and not to worry – I have been less chatty of late – more breathing in and less out – I think we all need to do that at times – I have to get back to more reading as well – will be over for a visit 😊
Thanks Kay 😘
Dude, I love my gray hairs. I’ve got a nice streak going right in the front. I do believe I’m getting the bright white ones 🙂 Books, always room for books! Absolutely loved this poem
Haha I love the silvers too – I’m excited seeing where it is going to come out next and how – nature is endlessly beautiful!
Wonderful POEM!, Done just right! Almost like meeting you in person! Thank YOU! Alaska George ________________________________
Hi George hope you’re keeping warm enough and staying well.
Hi “Bits” Well I am warm, but I am having to burn almost a forest of wood to do it, for the first time this month I got my home to 65 degrees, but then the outside temps hit 24 degrees, Heat Wave! Good thing I rebuilt my 50 year old Riteway stove in October, because I had that sucker RED HOT! Well, we have not had a good cold spell like this one in years and we needed it, it will kill off some of the Spruce Bark Beetles, which killed millions of trees a few years ago…..Have a nice Day!
Sounds good – you have a great day too
I could feel it all.
Job done then 😊 thanks
Maybe perfection is imperfection. Thanks for following me. Is see we blog about similar subjects. Nice!
Yes – always good to be on the same page as readers
Perfection comes in so many ways and it depends on the day. An ice cold beer, a hot steamy bath, a walk on the beach or lounging on the couch. My idea of perfection changes like the tides in the sea!
Yes! Love the ocean swims – doesn’t get much better than that and I agree perfection is a daily thing
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