I love the marriage of Wabi Sabi and Democracy in this post. Wabi Sabi is – in a single sentence imperfect sentence – a Japanese philosophy that there is beauty and utility in that which is imperfect.
True democracy is daily imperfection. It is the muttered mindfulness of the prayer:
“grant me serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
And that is democratic Wabi Sabi.