Last night my husband and I had dinner at a Schezuan restaurant.
The fortune in my cookie said - - - “Never judge a work of art by its defects.”
I made a comment about my fortune, put in in my pocket and took it home. The fortune is now sitting on my lap top and I am glancing at it as I write.
The first thing I do when I look at something I’ve created, painted or photographed is to look for the defects. - - - Yet when I look at someone else’s art, the first thing I do is appreciate it and admire the creativity involved. If only we could view ourselves as gently as we do others.