Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese world view
that can prove difficult to explain to an individual raised in the West
"occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West."
Wabi-Sabi is the beauty of imperfection
. It is the beauty we find in things that are odd
, or out of place
, and in things that are worn and well-used. The core of Wabi-Sabi is the incredible importance placed upon alternative
ways of looking and thinking
about objects and ideas.
In our society, understanding the basic nuances of Wabi-Sabi can help us to greatly improve our understanding and respect for ourselves and our world. Wabi-Sabi is apparent in the beauty of driftwood on a beach, or in grass growing through cracks in a parking lot. Wabi-Sabi is the antidote to the faults of our society. It is the main theme behind Fight Club. It is the fountain of youth.
I say - deliver me from clear skin and perfect teeth.
We must realize
that it is the little things
that make life great. Empty
is not perfect. Artificial
is not beautiful. Order
is not required. Without my faults, I am nothing