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29 June 2010

Wabi Sabi

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Wabi Sabi
My darling you’re imperfect,
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In every single way,
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You have the kind of smile,
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That darkens any day,
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You frighten little children,
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When they come out to play,
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Your countenance is glorious,
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Your anger to inveigh,
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Your temperament's notorious,
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But I love you anyway.
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Wabi Sabi is a comprehensive Japanese world view, or aesthetic, centred on the acceptance of transience. The aesthetic is often characterised as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" - One of its central precepts is that imperfection is itself beautiful. I thought I'd take this concept and stretch it a little...
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