Friday, December 9, 2011

Why I Love Humans

“To err is human; to forgive, divine.” - Alexander Pope

“Be nobody's darling;
Be an outcast.
Take the contradictions
Of your life
And wrap around
You like a shawl,
To parry stones
To keep you warm. ”

Perfection is the greatest myth of humankind. Setting ourselves up to be perfect is just so wrong. It’s the ugliness, the scars, the failures, contradictions, quirks, crooked teeth, knobby knees, horse-like laugh, and gross imperfections that make us, me, interesting and human. It’s good because it is real. I am not airbrushed.  My nails look like shit today. I am mildly hung-over. My lips are dry. I am getting old. I am abrasive and impatient. I am hungry. My shit stinks (so does yours and you know it.) I have to wear glasses to read just about everything these days. My pits are sweaty. But guess what? I am me. I will be loved just like this.  I am loved just like I am. How cool is that?