Yes, (sigh) perfectionism has been addressed here before. Twice. Part 1 and Part 2.
The tension between
perfectionism the blessing
and perfectionism the curse
hasn’t been perfected.
Hence, the struggle.
Let me introduce you to the two characters in this drama —
Mr. H.C. Dunright and Mrs. AHC Doquickly.
Was the tension
when one strives for perfection
Things need to move quickly because there is now a CLOSING scheduled on the City House.
Hooray and Hip Hooray.
and a sale in the middle of January, yet!
they have only until the end of February to GET THINGS DONE.
Dunright, that is.
Because in March, there is a move scheduled on the calendar.
Mrs. Doquickly hasn’t yet waxed poetic over this end to the three year saga
of renovating a little cottage in rural Pennsylvania.
That might be because
the charming little cottage
isn’t quite renovated.
Not everything is Dunright.
However, Mr. Dunright and Mrs. Doquickly are both working feverishly
to get as much accomplished as possible for two more weeks.
And then there will be pictures.
In the meantime, they are looking for that perfect middle ground
between Dunright and Doquickly.
That perfect middle ground where the uneven floors look level
and the crooked walls look plumb.
12 thoughts on “128. Perfectionism, Part 3: the struggle”
Perhaps the imperfections add character? Just tell everyone to lean to the right or left, depending on which room you are in. Hmmm. I am no help at all!
Well, you made us laugh and that’s good. These days we aren’t laughing much. After the initial euphoria wore off, we haven’t had time to do anything but work and argue. Ummm — Discuss… :-)
Very funny and good!
And we’ve been so distracted I forgot Ron’s birthday. I’m a bum…
Happy late birthday, Ron.
Oh, but tilted floors are charming. They bring new perspective. Just tell them that. Praying that Dunright and Doquickly are able to master it all in timely fashion. Praise God for a winter sale!!
Yes. We were delighted and surprised. We’d already resigned ourselves to a long winter and God took pity on us! What’s a little hard work for a couple more months?☺️
I love getting a dose of your wisdom!
Thank you. Always good to hear from you!!!
Congratulations on having a closing scheduled!! What a sense of relief that brings. I hope Mr Dunright and Mrs Doquickly are able to Dowell. :) So happy for you!
Made me smile. Thanks! It is a burden lifted for sure — but that one has just been replaced by others! But at least the new ones are short term! :-)
There’s nothing wrong with a bit of uneven floor! I love your first little poem about the tension between perfection and imperfection. Very good. :)
Thanks. No time to write these days–and barely time to read!
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