Change in username and focus
It's been ongoing for sometime and now it's here. I've wanted to make this place a space of wabi-sabi. My real name remains the same. Quite surprised at the many accounts that use some iteration of wabi-sabi, most unused, with no profile photo or updates. Surprised because any time I've used a wabi-sabi tag or searched, it produces little of substance. Surprised too that for a community of creatives and designers, wabi-sabi isn't more readily adopted as an esthetic. Would like to see a wabi-sabi community here on @ello!
For those who may be unfamiliar or need a refresher, here's one interpretation:
"Wabi sabi is rooted in the Zen idea that these outward manifestations of the ephemeral nature of life and things are the result of an eternal cycle of growth, decay, and death — the evolution of nothing into something and back again into nothing. An understanding of this process encourages one to focus on the fleeting beauty of the ephemeral — to reach for the wild strawberry as did the monk who was caught between two hungry tigers."
— Ole G. Mouritsen
Simply, it's about the beauty of the ordinary.
Expect too see art, pottery, images, haiku, bonsai, tea and philosophy related to wabi-sabi, and other mainly Japanese content. The header has been changed, together with my avatar. I'm also not abandoning my other interests and what's important to me and the current times we live in.
I welcome your thoughts, contributions, and links to relevant material.
#wabisabi #wabi #sabi #haiku #tea #art #pottery #japanese #simplicity #minimal #beauty