So, today I came across this lovely little video about what it means to be beautifully imperfect. It reminded me of something I vividly remember saying to my wife when we first met: that, young lovers don’t fart and you know that your relationship has turned a corner when it finally goes through the Fart Barrier.
I’m not really much of a poet myself, but in the spirit of those who have inspired me, such as John Hegley and Roger McGough, I even wrote a little poem about it:
The Fart Barrier
Young Lovers don’t fart!
How can you give your heart
After a horse and cart?
Note to US readers: Horse & Cart (also Raspberry tart) is Cockney Rhyming Slang.
I know it’s not a very long poem, but they don’t really have to be do they: remember Oh Wet Pet, the world’s shortest poem? Actually, in honour of John Hegley. I’ll also chuck in the poem I wrote after seeing him perform on one occasion when he encouraged people to write a very short poem with a very long title. So, here is mine:
My Title: What to do at Half Past Two, But See the Glue Drip Out My Shoe
And here is my poem:
What to do
At half past two,
But see the glue drip out my shoe
And watch the heel fall off again.
It definitely works best of you can read it in a Heglarian (new word) style. Anyway, I don’t want to get away from the real subject of this post which has little to do with wind (gas) or poetry, but is about enjoying the pleasures of being beautifully imperfect and learning to enjoy those important people who are around us every day, despite their imperfections.
It may be something of a temptation to think that we can get other people to change, especially when a relationship is new. You can spend your life trying to change your partner, but if you are truly in love with that person, the time will come when you will simply give up. You will come to realise that you just can’t change them and that you actually love them despite their imperfections and actually, they also love you despite yours.