Wednesday, October 21, 2009

etsy: an obsession, part two

every morning before i hit the ground running i trawl around various sites and blogs to fill my mind with beauty and loveliness before it gets bombarded with deadlines, shipping forms, emails, and running up and down stairways.

aren't these too cute? i saw them on this blog that i love and they're on this etsy site.

man, i could picture a whole animal kingdom on a future window sill with these little guys. i think it's important to appreciate craftsmanship and beauty in all it's forms whether is in a handmade clay vessel, nature, automobile, hamburger.

i read this quote recently, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." --Aristotle.

i really stuck with me because a lot of times i can be a perfectionist to a fault. but i don't know that perfection and excellence are necessarily the same thing. one seems contingent on a moment in time whereas one seems more like a process. one seems defined by the omission of flaws and mistakes and the other seems to be defined by how we learn and grow from those flaw and mistakes.

i think i'll take a lesson from bill and ted, be "excellent!"

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