Thursday, August 28, 2008

Clay Aiken - Perfection Takes Time

Perfection Takes Time Honey these four words were said by Clay Aiken during his 2005 Jukebox Tour. These words continue to echo in my mind and help when I'm searching for ways to "define" Clay - he is on a journey to perfection. Clay is the master entertainer - whether in concert, being interviewed or on stage on the Great White Way and he continues to hone his skills.

But what is perfection? Wikipedia defines it as:


"Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness."
Now let's face it, no one is perfect. And those who think they're perfect are tedious, boring and pompous. I don't want perfection in anyone - not my family, friends and or the object of my journey - Clay Aiken.

I enjoy Clay just the way he is. I enjoy watching him grow - change, right before our eyes. I enjoy every step, every twist, every turn. I enjoy not knowing what's next. I enjoy that he can throw me for a loop - that he is unpredictable.

I love it when he gets angry that the press will not focus on important matters and instead seem to focus on his feet (while they are verra verra nice feet, they're feet nonetheless).

I love that he is outspoken, even when it comes back and bites him on the butt. I love that he embraces what he does best, the music he excels at, the dork inside of him. I love that he can laugh at himself.

Is Clay Aiken perfect? Absolutely, unequivocally "no" and that's what makes him so very special.

Perfection Takes Time Honey - yep, it sure does. And I'm enjoying every second of the unending journey to perfection



*screech* Okay, to the Anonymous who posted this comment - thank you. You have summed it up FAR BETTER than I ever could:

"What! You mean he's not perfect??! :-0 ??? (Just kidding). He takes the good, ignores the bad, tries to live his life with the goal of leaving a positive impact in some way. Has his own foundation to help children who find themselves on the outside looking in as they grow... I'd be proud of him if he was my family member. Heck, I'm just proud of him anyway! Who needs to be "cool" when years from now, a child who was alone and excluded remembers being included and feeling a sense of self they couldn't have gotten before grows up?"



30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who needs perfect? I love Clay Aiken just the way he is.

Anonymous said...

What! You mean he's not perfect??! :-0 ??? (Just kidding). He takes the good, ignores the bad, tries to live his life with the goal of leaving a positive impact in some way. Has his own foundation to help children who find themselves on the outside looking in as they grow... I'd be proud of him if he was my family member. Heck, I'm just proud of him anyway! Who needs to be "cool" when years from now, a child who was alone and excluded remembers being included and feeling a sense of self they couldn't have gotten before grows up?

Anonymous said...

Well, if you can't be perfect, being Clay Aiken isn't a bad alternative!

redca40 said...

The journey to perfection for Clay Aiken is filled with laughs, good friends, some tears, and lots of good singing. I'm here for the entire journey. It's been a great 5 years and I'm looking forward to the next 20 years with Clay.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken doesn't need to be perfect in order to be fascinating, multi-talented, handsome, and big hearted. I love him just the way he is, imperfections and all!

~Shycon

Anonymous said...

"Who needs to be "cool" when years from now, a child who was alone and excluded remembers being included and feeling a sense of self..."

So very well said! Clay Aiken has changed many children's lives for the better.

Anonymous said...

No one is perfect. We can only strive to be the best we can be and I believe that Clay does that in his life.

Anonymous said...

Great blog and I love the comment you highlighted, too.

I guess we might say that Clay Aiken is 'perfectly imperfect' - a pretty darn decent human being with a bit of something extra.

Deb said...

being imperfect is perfect in my opinion.
I'll take Clay anyway I can get him however he presents himself.

connie said...

Perfect schmerfect . Clay Aiken is good enough for me just the way he is .

Loved the complilation . Lots of good memories .

Anonymous said...

I just love Clay Aiken!

chelsbells said...

I've never thought Clay Aiken was perfect, although his singing comes really really close! But the man is fascinating and uber talented.

chacha said...

I think Clay Aiken is perfectly HOT! :>~

gerra said...

Great blog! I don't expect Clay Aiken, or anyone else, to be perfect. It is impossibility. Besides, if he were perfect, there would be no growth and change, and watching Clay grow and change over the years has been endlessly fascinating.

Rhode Island Fan said...

Well, Clay Aiken may not be perfect, but he sure comes as close to it as anyone I can think of.

PaulaBear said...

Clay Aiken is pretty darn close to perfect to me!!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is imperfectly perfect & love him that way.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the effort that you are putting into this great new blog! Clay Aiken is lucky to have a wonderful fan such as you.

Ashes said...

What is perfect? I was always told it was boring..and our Clay Aiken is anything but that! I love him :)

Great blog!!

Anonymous said...

People need to stop boxing Clay Aiken in!

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken is on his own personal journey. I choose to take it with him without constantly second guessing him.

~Shycon

Anonymous said...

I love the imperfections of Clay Aiken. They make him real, and that makes him fun!

Anonymous said...

I love this blog. Clay Aiken is so talented and wonderful, and your blog celebrates that.

Anonymous said...

I'll take Clay Aiken, imperfections and all, over any other singer/entertainer/celebrity out there any day.

He's the real deal in more ways than one and I am proud to support him in all of his endeavors.

Anonymous said...

Clay Aiken may or may not be perfect, but he chooses to live his life the way he wants to, that is good enough for me.

Anonymous said...

I fell in love with him just the way he is and he can stay that way - I love him period.

Anonymous said...

He is a good man that strives to do right, make his world a better place and provide some joy along the way. How can anyone ask for more?

katy said...

Humans are imperfect, but we, and certainly Clay Aiken, strives for perfection. Much of his music is.

Anonymous said...

I love Clay Aiken

annieg9 said...

Clay Aiken is just about perfect enough for me. I love his very human qualities as well as his out of the world voice and talent!