Daily Prompt: Imperfection

Imperfections — in things, in people, in places — add character to life. Tell us about an imperfection that you cherish.

yellow flower in April

Quite simple really. Nothing and no-one is perfect, so imperfections are not an additional character to life, they are part of life. Take this photo of a flower that I discovered last week blossoming in my garden. I did not plant it, it just appeared. Perhaps it is a weed, but for me something unique. I am still trying to find out what the name of this yellow flower is. Some gardners may find it disturbing to have such an invader, but I consider it something special and has added character to my garden.

On the other hand there are imperfections that I absolutely do not cherish, one being that the daily prompt arrived at my lattitude at ten o’clock in the evening, instead of two o’clock in the afternoon. I am in Switzerland and not in the States, so I am not so happy. I will be sleeping the sleep of the imperfect in about two hours, and will not have time to write my prompt tomorrow morning.

In this case it will be a short prompt today, thanks to the imperfection of WordPress which is human. We all make mistakes. I decided to make the most of the imperfect situation and changed my WordPress theme. I also finished reading my book making the most of the imperfect situation.

And now I can put my computer to bed. It is not used to being used so late and usually lets its kid brother, the iPad, do the work in the evening. Life can sometimes be so wearisome with unexpected imperfections, but perhaps that is what it is all about. These things are sent to test our patience and understanding, and as Daily Prompt nicely states, they add character to life.

Daily Prompt: Imperfection

10 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Imperfection

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  3. I am in the States. I got this well into the 8 o’clock hour (PM). I am used to waking up to a Prompt. I think about it and then write it, without much hesitation. Not today. Was this on purpose considering the theme? Ugh.

    Nice flowers.

    Great post.

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    • I usually get it a little later than lunchtime. No problem, and I write in the early evening. Yesterday it arrived at ten in the evening. Hope it is not the shape of things to come.Am still trying to find out what the flowers are – they do not seem to have any leaves up to now.

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  5. Hi! I’ve noticed that you and some of my other contacts on Blogger post the same blog on both sites. Do you simply copy and paste, or is there a smarter way I so far havn’t discovered?

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    • Basically it is copy paste, but a bit complicated. WordPress and Blogger have a different way of background text organisation. It is all html, but with a bit of css mixed in and that can cause the text to change when again pasted (perhaps a different coloured background, different style, no line changes in new paragraphs). I write the original blog in Word and paste it from there into the various blogging sites. That works best for me.

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