March 12, 2006

Wabi Sabi

I'm reading Wabi Sabi Simple, a not so well received book by Richard R. Powell, but I'm finding it enjoyable. The concept of Wabi Sabi is not new to me, as I've always had a feeling for it, but as per the essence of Wabi Sabi, you can never really define it. Having another viewpoint however makes my understanding a little more profound.

"Wabi Sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional..." as taken from another book I plan on purchasing, Wabi Sabi:for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers, by Lenard Koren.

...lastly, Wabi Sabi... it's just fun to say it out loud...

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