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A Wabi Sabi Sort Of Democracy

via A Wabi Sabi Sort Of Democracy

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.



Haiku: 0331

winter lingers still
white beneath green cedar boughs
crocuses blooming

Haiku: 0330

festering salmon
sushi covered in maggots
self-cleaning kitchen

Haiku: kireji

constant complaint
of where is your kireji
fuck off

Haiku: 0328

friends, Romans,
coffee-shop denizens
lend me your change