Count me as one who sees perfection in things that aren’t exactly perfect.

Only recently did I find out that there’s a name for this phenomena. It’s called wabi-sabi.

Combine that with the temporal aspect of our existence and it becomes clear that perfection, by anyone’s definition, is fleeting.

Everything has an expiration date.

An example is the perfect smile of this child. There was a time in which all of her teeth would be considered perfect, but only by a relative orthodonture measurement.

One day an accident intervened to change the definition of perfection.

While the event was mostly terrible, the outcome was pure wabi-sabi.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.

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