Monday, April 1, 2013

Visions of Perfection





Sometimes in life we dream big, even expect more of ourselves and others than perhaps we should.




We do our best to bring the pieces together and make them fit our vision of perfection.




We are each unique designs created for different purposes, to fly in various ways.




Sometimes we just need to let go and glide, test the currents a little, trusting our wings....




and glide free.

Master J has spent countless hours designing and building his unique plane for a school subject. He is passionate about design and flight. Late this afternoon he gave it a first test glide, without the motor switched on. So far things are ok, but not perfect.




A little like (my) life, nothing is perfect, questions remain unanswered, our (my) own expectations ever high. Frustration and discouragement lurk, yet God's promises are still true




and we find that another imperfect day is indeed lined with uncommon beauty.


29 comments:

marmarel said...

Nice blog. Your son is an artist!

tinajo said...

Beautiful plane! :-)

flowersandhome said...

Beautiful images accoompanied by beautiful matching words that are so true.
Many beautiful days to you Karen,
Marian

Lisa Gordon said...

Master J is truly talented.
This is wonderful, karen!

Fun60 said...

Such a talented son to design that wonderful model. That sunset was a fitting end to the day.

geanina said...

Great day!:)
Beautiful image!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the metaphiorical nature of this post. Kites can be so analagous to life can't they?

Optimistic Existentialist said...

*metaphorical

Cinzia said...

Great photos!
Cinzia

Filip and Kristel said...

Interesting such a plane, probably difficult to control.

Greetings,
Filip

Nina said...

That's a great plane, your son has built - that take a whole lot of patience and endurance - a beautiful experience for all of you, to share his joy in flying the plane!
Nina

Giga said...

Nie można się zniechęcać porażkami, tylko dalej brnąć do celu. Ostatnie zdjęcie jest bajeczne. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
You can not get discouraged failures, only to trudge on purpose. Last photo is fabulous. Yours sincerely.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Gliding into the sunset !

Sarah Jane said...

Beautiful pictures! And lovely post, xx

Linda said...

Awesome post. Beautiful photos.

Rosemary said...

I love the way you trace the path of life in your children's endeavours, teaching them while they teach us. So beautiful :)

pattisjarrett said...

Wow, that's a huge airplane! Beautiful skies, too.

Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life said...

Stunning pictures and wise words. Have a great week, Karen!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like these thoughts and pictures too

LynCC said...

What wonderful photos - that first one of your Master J with his plane is spectacular

Jana said...

wow, impressive! its good to follow your dreams...I had similar thinkg with wanting to learn Italian...it took few years, but then I learned it a bit&went for a internship to Rome even:-)))
happy new week!

Barb Brookbank said...

What a beautiful post. Your son is very talented!

linda bowton said...

great post, karen!!!
^)^ linda

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Thank you Linda, lovely to have you stop by again.

Eko said...

Pojilla on pelit ja välineet.
Ilmojen teille.
Mainiota kuvausta.
Terveisin Eko
Suomi/Lapland/Kuusamo

Gillian Olson said...

Your son is very talented, that is a great looking model plane, and I love your photographs as always.

Linda R said...

What a wonderful post. So thought provoking.. Love your photos. That last one is stunning...

Hugs~

Rena said...

Good thoughts and observations (and photos!). Love especially that last line. May I borrow it?

marijke said...

Nobody's life is perfect every day.
Your photo's are lovely Karen.

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