Perfectly Imperfect (Wabi-sabi)

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There is a wonderful world-view from Japan called Wabi-sabi. Japanese culture has many wonderful things, doesn’t it?

Wabi-sabi is a bit about understanding and appreciating imperfection in life. The most striking characteristic of something that sets it apart; the “flaws” that show us serenity in nature and life; the acknowledgement of something different or out of place; how seemingly imperfect characteristics can teach a deeper understanding of beauty authenticity through uniqueness and being “off” perfect – are all somewhat the feeling and some of the ideals behind what Wabi-sabi represents.

If this flower were perfect, this photo would not be perfect.