San Francisco Chronicle critic Mick LaSalle described the movie Van Helsing as "what a chimpanzee might do with an Etch A Sketch." I suspect that someone in your sphere has recently produced something similar--perhaps a bad work of art, a botched business deal, or an awkward relationship. It's not necessarily your sacred duty to try to make this mess more beautiful, and you certainly shouldn't try to prop it up or pretend it's well-done. But I do believe you should create something better to compensate for it--much better. Though almost anything you come up with will look good in comparison, you can't afford to merely act like a smarter chimpanzee with a more deluxe Etch A Sketch.
I'll keep it in mind. It's kind of a shame - I like the image of being a chimpanzee with an Etch-A-Sketch.
Ah well. I've been getting rid of a lot of my bits of incompetence recently, the ones I've held on to because I'm fond of them. I've got one lined up for the firing squad even now, but it's hard to let go of these things.