Have you heard of the Japanese word:
We don’t have a single English word to translate its meaning.
It takes a whole paragraph!
According to Leonard Koren, who wrote a book
titled Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets, and Philosophers,
“Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.”
The impermanence of footprints in the sand is an example.
The modest and humble man here speaks of Wabi-Sabi to me.
Look deep into his eyes. There is beauty in his face.
I was inspired to write a Haiku X5 on this subject
as I look with fresh vision at the Wabi-Sabi examples around me.
The beauty of the withered
Wabi is humble
Sabi is the solitude
Put them together
Beauty in humility
All things are impermanent
Each of us declines
Appreciate “ugliness” –
See beauty in it!