A recent comment about my images
sent me on some word searching
and I discovered it describes this one
almost to perfection.
Memories surface of a now deceased and special
who constantly referred to me
as having eclectic taste.
I have always like all kinds of things
but drawn to the old, with character and flaws.
as time when on in my lifetime.
Never heard the word before :)
or if I did
Humbly and honestly admit,
it is a new word to me.
The art of imperfection,
the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi offers an inspiring new way to look at our whole life.
I am surrounded by wabi-sabi as
everything in this cottage is full of imperfections,
there is nothing new that surrounds me, old, scarred
and full of memories.
As I glance out the window
at the old scared trees standing and many on the ground
I see beauty.
I love driving down the country roads and seeing the old
barns, now almost paint bare and leaning and I wonder
about the stories they could tell.
This word also describes "this one."
and guess that is why I am living in the perfect place
at this time of my life.
I can remember 40 years ago viewing my old farm house
that needed so much repair but I in an instant fell in love with it,
fence surrounding it that was falling down and the massive
old trees in the yard.
Some looked at me and shook their head
when I made the remark
that I felt like I had come home....
A short time of my life years ago was lived in more perfection
of the world and I was miserable, it was not me
and no more...
Words in part as I did research on the meaning of this word.
"it takes a mind quiet enough to appreciate muted beauty, courage
not to fear bareness, willingness to accept things as they are.
it depends on the ability to slow down, to shift balance
from doing to being and to appreciate rather than perfecting"
I like this word
but still working on the slowing down and doing
to being and to appreciate rather than perfecting.
this word describes my son
and also a dear nephew who is restoring his grandfather's
home and filling it with items of the past with meaning.
It will be almost like a museum. This one has helped
me immensely with completing a file on the past
of grandparents and great grandparents from my mother
and father's side.