She put a flaw in each arrangement

People with OCD have a need for symmetry. They’ll straighten things in someone else’s room. Anita was just the opposite. She had a need for imperfection. The Japanese principle of wabi-sabi finds beauty in asymmetry. They say a Japanese potter puts a flaw into each bowl. Anita was just the same. Anita wanted things to be flawed. If her friends were hosting a party and things were going smoothly, she would show up late wearing something inappropriate. She was always the guest to blurt out an uncomfortable fact. But she wasn’t mean. For her, things were incomplete unless cracks in the glaze were acknowledged.