I had a conversation last week with a woman who studies feng shui. We were waiting together at a bus stop and struck up a conversation that started as small talk, then moved on to all sorts of deeper topics. While we were talking about her study of feng shui, she said something that has really stuck with me. She said that there needs to be some element of imperfection in a space, otherwise a ‘perfect’ energy will just continue to flow without disruption, thereby becoming boring or stagnant. That was the jist of it anyway, and it makes so much sense to me. The most compelling art and music always has at least one element that breaks the rules, and the most interesting people and relationships are never completely perfect. We wouldn’t want them to be. It isn’t a matter of attaining perfection but rather of creating harmony.
[posted by Lauren]