Wabi Sabi, The Japanese Aesthetic of Beauty

Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi is the Japanese aesthetic which describes beauty as imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

There is little character in perfection. Nature seems to abhor perfection and chooses instead to flit around its edges embracing asymmetry, inconsistency, non-conformity and decay.

In the continuum of time, we are only here for a blip. The mountains and the oceans will all disappear, along with all we possess and create. This moment is like none before or any to come.

We are all a work in progress, constantly striving to be better, or just different, without clear certainty of a journeys end. Life is non-linear and replete with dead ends, forks in the road, and chasms out of which we must climb.

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