I crave to be that girl that’s adventurous. The one that’s beautiful, but doesn’t notice because she’s to busy laughing or being all mysterious. Like a mixture of Alaska and Margo. Fearless, brave, and absolutely admired by everyone with a thought.
Give up being perfect. Don’t even try for it any more. Perfect is for Platonic ideals and marble statues. Be human instead. Be warm and fragile and earnest and mistaken. Love what you love without apology. Don’t worry about perfect – just be as human as you can possibly be.
Rev Gail Lindsay Marriner, Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe