Ramshackle explorationsPosted: February 20, 2013 Filed under: 365 Meditation Challenge, Adventures in art, Daily Walk, Digital Art, Earth, home, Letting Go, Mindfulness, nature, Photography, pond, Quotes, snow, Spirit, Walking, wandering, water, weather, winter | Tags: Beauty, falling down, Hiking, Houses, Leonard Koren, MaidinSun Photography, nature, Outdoors, Photography, pond, quotes, snow, Wabi-sabi, water, weather, winter 37 Comments
Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness. Wabi-sabi is ambivalent about separating beauty from non-beauty or ugliness. The beauty of wabi-sabi is in one respect, the condition of coming to terms with what you consider ugly. Wabi-sabi suggests that beauty is a dynamic event that occurs between you and something else. Beauty can spontaneously occur at any moment given the proper circumstances, context, or point of view. Beauty is thus an altered state of consciousness, an extraordinary moment of poetry and grace.
~ Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers