by Brian | 10:11 pm

Taking a walk outside my office, I noticed a nearby hotel.  On the roof was a windsock, one of those poles with a red sock that visually identifies wind direction.  This particular pole was bent, perhaps from years of abusive wind.

A memory of something I heard reappeared as I noticed it:

“Everything is perfect.”

What is the perfection of the bent pole?

The bent pole shows a balance in conformity and rigidity.  The pole was not rigid in the face of pressure and change – nor was the pole completely flat.  Between these two states the pole had found a balance.

That is the perfection of the bent windsock.

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