No Right Angles

November is National Blog Post Month (NaBloPoMo). This post is part of my post-a-day challenge. I have picked a theme for the challenge: song titles. These songs have been featured on live albums from KEXP (an awesome alternative radio station in Seattle), so at a minimum you will hear some great music.

Last night I sat and looked at the logo of Lifeline International and noticed something – the edges around the heart are rough.

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Lifeline International (an agency focused on adoption and foster care) has designed their logo with rough edges because parenting orphans is sometimes messy. I love the message in this design. Expect rough edges and love them.

What is your outlook on people, their work, or yourself. Do you expect everything to be “buttoned up” all the time? We all have rough edges. The lack of right angles makes us human. Do you love and accept that, or are you forever trying to put right angles where they don’t belong.

The impressionists (Degas, Manet, Monet, Renior) were ridiculed by the famous artists of their day because one could still see the brushstrokes on their paintings! Who thinks those brushstrokes are objectionable today? Embrace the brushstrokes in your life that others can see and resist the urge to create right angles.

 

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