Learning to See

“We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” ~Sam Keen (Source: tinybuddha via Facebook)

I love this quote. To me, love is about looking past a person’s human imperfections to the beauty within their heart and spirit, and remaining focused there.


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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6 Responses to Learning to See

  1. Isn’t that just so simply true? Kind of like beauty being in the eye of the beholder, which is true,too. Who knows why my hubs thinks I’m adorable (or annoying depending on the day), he truly looks at me in a way I don’t see myself. I think I’m gonna go give him a hug and a kiss right now!

    • russtowne says:

      “I think I’m gonna go give him a hug and a kiss right now!” Sounds like a good plan to me. I plan to do the same wiith My Beloved when she comes home from work.


  2. A Dog With Fleas says:

    To me that is exactly the true meaning of love too!! Great quote.

  3. Rad change says:

    Loving each other “warts and all”

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