In a world where perfection is held high, imperfection can & should shine just as bright with its own uniqueness. Modern academics in composition teach how to write perfect cadential figures, but they should not be look as an end-all-be-all as how to conclude a musical idea.
Beautiful colors can bleed into the holes of a cadential phrase by delaying the resolution of a voice (usually the melody) with a suspension or appoggiatura. Eventually, it will resolve on a weaker beat, but the goal is to land on a tone not typically found in the cadential chord.
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