Every Day in Tuscany Seasons of an Italian Life, Frances Mayes
So the lesson here is as much about appreciating the beauty of something less than perfect as it is about being practical. In our ever-increasing disposable society, where things are bought, used, tossed into one landfill or another, we learn to reject the less than perfect. So what happens when humans arrive at our door who are flawed? Do we view with the critical eye we have for stuff and want to discard?
Perhaps better, like Mayes, to get out the wire and superglue...not to make perfect, but just to hold together so we can learn to love the misshapen.