I don’t search for failings in people,
those make themselves evident without prompting…
No, what I look for
are the hidden attributes
that make them unique,
Flaws are attractive,
only in that
they refuse to hide themselves from others,
and so they force their owners
to accept them rather than trying
to change them.
It is in this acceptance of different,
this admonition of ego,
that I find the soul of a person.
It is where courageous change lives.
Those that embrace their personal truths,
no matter how painful,
are powerfully secure
in their understanding of self.
And it is in these people
I search for the elusive fragments
of the mirrors
that echo the reflections
of my soul.