The Results Of Trying Too Hard

Sarah Vowell’s quote struck a nerve. I’d love to have fewer flaws, but sometimes wonder if there’d be anything left of me if all of my flaws were removed.

With Love,


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We are flawed creatures, all of us.  Some of us think that means we should fix our flaws.  But get rid of my flaws and there would be no one left.
    —   Sarah Vowell
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
  ―  Alexander the Great
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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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4 Responses to The Results Of Trying Too Hard

  1. Mrs. P says:

    I have come to believe…that our imperfections are what make us unique as individuals and a gauge in which we can measure the quality of our relationships. For example, my husband loves me with all of my imperfections. The opposite could hold true as well, you know the person who gets annoyed at your imperfections. You can sense it and it is not a fun place to be. I have worked hard to look beyond imperfections…that’s how I found my diamond in the rough! 😉

    • russtowne says:

      I LOVE this comment! So much so that I recommend you consider making a post out of it. I’d love to be able to reblog that post so all the readers of this blog will have a opportunity to experience such wisdom. Or, if you’d prefer not to do that, would you be open to letting me turn your comment into a post? (With full attribution of course!)


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