Everything Is
Already Perfect

"Look up at the sky," he said, and it was such a quick subject-change that I looked at the sky.  There was some broken cirrus, way up high, the first bit of moonlight silvering the edges.

"Pretty sky," I said.

"It is a perfect sky?"

"Well, it's always a perfect sky, Don."

"Are you telling me that even though it's changing every second, the sky is always a perfect sky?"

"Gee, I'm smart.  Yes!"

"And the sea is always a perfect sea, and it's always changing, too," he said.  "If perfection is stagnation, then heaven is a swamp!"

"Perfect and all the time changing.  Yeah, I'll buy that."


From Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, by Richard Bach