Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wabi Sabi it to me baby

I love wabi sabi, and let me tell you why.

Wabi Sabi is a japanese concept that basically means nothing is perfect, life is imperfect, people are imperfect, and that is what makes it all so beautiful and perfect.

Sounds like an oxymoron, I know, but really it's not! (it's snot! Yes, I am that juvenile).

Wabi Sabi can be a vase with a chip in it, the chip making the overall piece more interesting.

Wabi Sabi is that coworker or friend that's quirky and neurotic and all of the things that should annoy you, but really just makes them more interesting and fun to be around.

Wabi Sabi are those fine lines around my eyes (that I hate) but also tell a story about life and laughter.

Wabi Sabi is understanding that wherever you are in your life right now, is exactly where you are supposed to be and knowing that although it's not perfect (HELLO it's wabi sabi!) it will never be perfect, and the journey you are on IS wonderful precisely because of it's flaws and set backs.

Wabi Sabi is the perfect pair of jeans that have a hole in the knee, and that just makes it even better.

Wabi Sabi is living life intuitively and paying attention to and taking pleasure in the things we already have instead of the things we want to have.

So, look around you, take stock of your most favoritest (yes, that is a word in my world) things, people, family, and remember wabi sabi when things start to get crazy.

And have some tea ;)