Monday, February 1, 2010

Ruby Tuesday: Imperfection

"You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out."
~Martha Graham
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46 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

"Imperfection"...but, not the photograph! I would call that "perfection!"

ilanadavita said...

Interesting quote and good shot! A great combination.

Felisol said...

Important thoughts illustrated by the perfect imperfection.

kaye said...

love this shot--gentle reminder that even imperfection is beautiful

Mimi said...

Lovely shot, lovely frame, lovely quote.
I like the idea of imperfections letting the soul out.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting quote about imperfection, Carletta!

ellen b. said...

That's very interesting. Happy Ruby Tuesday to you!

Loree said...

Imperfectly perfect. A great shot. Very beautiful.

Leora said...

That's so beautiful. There is a custom in some Jewish homes to not complete one little spot of the house, so things shouldn't be perfect. Somewhat related.

Love how the rose is framed, with that brushed-in look.

Ralph said...

Inserting a flaw into the work of art allows the artist to challenge the viewer. Perhaps he/she hopes that the guest will examine the entire work and see the overwhelming beauty instead of the aberration...

Manang Kim said...

Imperfection makes it more perfect ^_^

My red shoes

diane said...

A very interesting quote and a nice ruby pic.

Rajesh said...

Lovely capture.

Janie B said...

I love roses. I can almost smell that one.

Becky and Gary said...

I never heard that Carletta.How very interesting.
Your Rose is too pretty to have a imperfection...Happy RT
B. Love the music!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shot!

Road Trip

Eaton Bennett said...

Hi Carletta, nothing imperfect about the photo or the rose! Great Ruby Tuesday. :))

Paz said...

Imperfection or not, looks beautiful.

Paz

Terry said...

dear carletta...your beautiful words under this lovely imperfect rose, makes the rose surely perfect!
thank you for your kind words on my blog and thank you for this beautiful but sad music you are playing here...it touches my inner most soul....love terry

Jim said...

The Indians are very clever people. I worked alongside two very nice Indian fellows for a couple of years when I was in college the first time.
In the Army we would alway have some little planned imperfection on purpose for an inspection. The inspectors (I.G.--Inspector General) HAD to find something to be a good inspector.
Happy RT! Thanks for peeking in on my Beani Baby.
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Life Ramblings said...

it's beautiful despite the imperfection.

toby said...

That's just lovely - and very well paired with the quote!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love this post! Perfect pairing --- perfect picture, perfect quote, much to think about!

Gattina said...

Very nice ! for once not a perfect rose ! lol !

Marice said...

that is still one lovely rose for me :) love the title!


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Kiki said...

What a beautiful post..in thought..imagery and word! Enchanting true beauty!

maryt/theteach said...

How perfect is that unperfect red rose that matches the quote by Martha Graham! Happy Ruby Tuesday, Carletta! Thanks for the music too! :)

mark's tails said...

Agreed, that is a beautiful shot!

Mitt eget krypin said...

Hi, and thanks for the Comment.
Lovely photo.
All the best.
Ulla/Sweden
http://ladyinblue.bloggplatsen.se/

nonizamboni said...

Perfectly imperfect! and the quote belongs with this photo. Nicely done--Happy RT!

Nessa said...

That looks like a heart.

Poor Tuesday

Patti said...

I like the quote a lot. I never thought of blankets having souls.

There is beauty in imperfection, because nothing is perfect. I like the framing here.

Happy Ruby Tuesday, Carletta.

Sherri said...

Great quote!

George said...

The quote illustrates a very interesting concept, and the picture fits perfectly.

Tom said...

Now I know what ALL my inperfections are for.... Lily is looking as sweet as ever in your earlier postings..

Rose said...

This is really beautiful!

Kerri said...

Beautiful image!! LOVE that quote! I've never heard that before!!

Susan L (lily40au) said...

This is beautiful. You are such a photographer.

Pat said...

What a beautiful quote. Everything is beautiful, in it's own way. Great capture.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: I would like to see the imperfect rose in my garden now. There of course is nothing growing through the snow.

SquirrelQueen said...

I love this, beauty is not always perfect.

Robin said...

The imperfection serves to remind us of the beauty of the rest. Great choice Carletta.

Neal said...

Very beautiful Carletta! I like that quote!

Stephany said...

The flaws make it all that more beautiful and unique.

happily retired gal said...

Somehow I missed this last week so I'm glad it came up in my reader today. Absolute PERFECTION in it's imperfection ... I saw and photographed a similar rose (of a different color) just this morning while walking with Molly. I do enjoy the lovely way you present your photos in frames and your quote is wonderful too ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Sacred Ruminations

Anonymous said...

What I heard is a bit different. The Indians believe that no man is perfect. So they leave an imperfection in the weaving to remind us about human's imperfection -- a reminder to be humble and tolerant.
They also believe that as they weave, part of their soul would be trapped in the weaving. So they make a "spirit string" coming out of the surface of the weaving to let their soul out.