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Ruining Perfect

When I get new furniture I like to get some scratches and rips and stains on it right away.

When I get a new book I get some food stains on the cover the first time I open it. I also dog-ear the pages to mark my progress and bend the crap out of the spine.

I threw some gravel at my new truck to roughen it up a little bit.

Screw perfect. I know me and I know I won’t enjoy things if I’m worried about them being perfect all the time. I can look at a water stain on a table and remember when it happened and where we were. I like that.