09/26/2012 08:14 am ET

11 Things That Are Better When Not Perfect

We love an ideal moment: a lemonade-pink sunset savored from a seaside balcony...a gymnast sticking a landing. But we also love some things that are just a little off—like these:

1. Serenades
There's something uniquely sweet about hearing an off-key lullaby or an out-of-tune love song. You know why this is better than a polished Glee-worthy number? Because the off-key and rhythmless person is doing it out of love. Singing when you can sing is a performance. Singing when you can't sing is an act of courage.

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