Christmas time is a period of the year during which the lack of alignment between tension and ease appears vividly.
As there is a search for ease and rest from the rest of the year, there is also a race against time and an intense effort to make it right.
In a lot of families, it becomes the quest for a perfect family event.
As humans are, the search for perfection starts with the contributions others make and how it doesn’t contribute to making the event perfect.
Perfect is the enemy of good is an aphorism Voltaire wrote based on an Italian proverb “Il meglio è l’inimico del bene”
Dans ses écrits, un sage Italien
Dit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.
Voltaire, Dictionnaire philosophique, 1770