Finding perfection in imperfection…
I came across the meaning of wabi-sabi recently and it touched me. How beautiful must a culture be to have such a profound foundation as the Japanese aesthetics.
On my search i came across this video:
After watching this it dawned on me how we are all imperfect but the concept of wabi-sabi shows the beauty of it. Understanding it requires compassion. Which is something lacking in our society and I felt like I was lacking it.
Then all of a sudden I recalled my friend Reesee Ziggazagga’s event Abuse: Survival Stories.
I was invited to her event last month & met people that all wanted to share love & their support for even strangers! I met people who I thought were all ordinary joes but they all had history. From stories of crime, self-hate, & lost souls.
What made it so deepening was that each person never looked like what they have been through. They were perfect to me like wabi-sabi. At that moment I had learned compassion and lost all apathy.
I can only be grateful.