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February 27, 2005

Idealism Gone Awry

"Perfectionism is a mean, frozen form of idealism, while messes are the artist's true friend. What people somehow (inadvertently, I'm sure) forgot to mention when we were children was that we need to make messes in order to find out who we are and why we are here. . ."

--Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

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That's a great reminder! I like Anne Lamott, too.

Posted by: Megan at February 27, 2005 05:26 AM

I am what you'd call a recovering-frustrated perfectionist. I like these words. I think I may just put them on my side bar on my blog.

And don't worry about accidentally deleting my comment!

Posted by: Kim in ON at February 27, 2005 11:28 PM

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