The Perfection Paradox

Seek it and ye shall not find

Deborah Barchi
Oct 20, 2020 · 1 min read
Photo by Clark Van Der Beken on Unsplash

Perfection is illusive as a shimmering mirage;
yet we strive for it, ignoring the wisdom of our hearts.

How many vibrant poems and songs still remain unsung,
robbed of life and passion before they have begun?

The quest for perfection mistakes mere brass for gold,
resulting in many a brilliant tale left untold.

So let’s remove perfection from our daily quest,
and nurture instead our talents at their very best.

Deborah Barchi

Written by

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

ILLUMINATION-Curated

Outstanding stories objectively and diligently selected by 40+ senior editors on ILLUMINATION

Deborah Barchi

Written by

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays. 824drb@gmail.com

ILLUMINATION-Curated

Outstanding stories objectively and diligently selected by 40+ senior editors on ILLUMINATION

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store