“Wabi-sabi” — seeing beauty in aging

Recently a friend who saw some of the photos in the “Beauty in Aging” series mentioned how it reminded him of the Japanese aesthetic of “wabi-sabi.” In the wabi-sabi house: the Japanese art of imperfect beauty, Robyn Griggs Lawrence writes the following: “Simply put, wabi-sabi is the marriage of the Japanese wabi, meaning humble, and […]

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Amazed at dusk

Last night I was amazed by how the light at dusk played with a group of dying tulips. The tulips were primarily a muted purple when in full bloom, but as they are shriveling, the blue pigment is becoming more pronounced. The light at dusk magnified the blueness, so that some of the photographs remind me of water…

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Exploring the landscape where we are

In A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Annie Dillard writes, “Some unwanted, taught pride directs us from our original intent, which is to explore the neighborhood, to view the landscape, to discover at least where it is that we have been so startlingly set down, if we can’t learn why.” …

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