I have been researching about Wabi Sabi, Japanese aesthetics, a world view centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. It goes into many art forms including poetry. This form of aesthetics value the marks, leaving of cracks and wrinkles, simply as awards from the events in one’s life. This philosophy of WABI-SABI embraces the flawed or imperfect, the valuing of marks of wear by use of an object. It is the rationale for keeping an object around even after it has broken, highlighting the cracks and repairs as recognition of events in life rather than allowing usefulness to end at the time of damage or breakage. Wabi-Sabi aesthetics does not attempt to hide the damage, but the repair is literally illuminated. It is a form of elation, a bitter sweet feeling of having been witness to the dazzling circus of life, both saddened and appreciative of transience…..

This will be my attitude toward recent repairs on my cheek. I plan to appreciate the development of further marks of wear as recognition of events in my dazzling life! :-).  This scare and 20 stitches is a result of the removal of a lump in my cheek. All is well and nothing for further worry.

This day promises to be a good day. Create the day, create everyday!

Irene's Wabi-Sabi Japanese aesthetics of embracing the flawed

Irene’s Wabi-Sabi Japanese aesthetics of embracing the flawed…