Wabi Sabi; A word to save the planet.
Feb 15, 2013 1:35 PM
Wabi Sabi; A word to save the planet.To save the planet from consumerism and spending money. A destructive curse with many people.
Wabi Sabi means: The profound in the ordinary. All objects have a history and the older the object the greater the history and carries with it all the hands that once held it.
The suble beauty of nature such as a leaf, the shape of a tree, or rolling hills How simple things have great beauty which can easily be overlooked and dismissed..
The aesthetics of imperfection. How things wrong can be more interesting than things that are perfect.
In English we have the word rustic but wabi sabi emphasizes the deep powers of nature. We also have the word patina, which is the subtle colour an object gets as it ages
Our opposite word would be the modern. Modern things are generally smooth, clean, uniform and made by a machine. If they become scratched, they immediately become imperfect and undesirable while the concept of wabi sabi makes it more interesting. A modern thing as each day passes becomes old and redundant while a wabi sabi thing becomes older and more venerable.
Maybe though, there is too much wabi sabi here at my place!
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