Wabi Sabi…

Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, turning something beautiful into something not so beautiful.

Such things are created like when a piece of pottery breaks, they fill it in/glue it together with gold, meaning that it becomes more valuable for being broken.

They find beauty and profundity in nature, and accept the natural cycle of growth, decay and death. Its something simple, slow and uncluttered, it revered authenticity above all, it celebrates the cracks and crevices in buildings, it finds pleasure in marks that time, weather and loving use have left behind, telling a story.

” It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through Wabi-Sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.”

This is my own “version” of Wabi-Sabi, I turns something pretty and beautiful into something “dark and ugly”

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