Written By Lacy O'Brien 09/18/2013
I’m an all or nothing kind of girl.  It’s taken me a long time to weed through the black and white polarities pervading my judgments, to find the grey.  Its always been “Its either perfect, or it’s a failure”.  Fortunately, someone pointed out to me that this ideation left me always in a heap of defeat, since, they said… “there is no such thing as perfection, therefore, in this thinking everything is always all wrong.” I then timidly entered, for the first time, into the world of grey… where things can be okay the way that they are, however imperfect I might have once judged them to be.
designer Paul Cocksedge’s “Poised” Table 
In design, I often see symmetry- in perfectly spaced architectural elements, or evenly placed furnishings, and I have to ask myself: “is this necessary?”  Balance, when viewed not as the art of perfection, but as an opportunity to welcome a little bit of distortion, can make all the difference in creating a life space worth living in.
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