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Wabi-Sabi ... Not Wasabi

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Spencer Powell

on 25 January 2012

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Transcript of Wabi-Sabi ... Not Wasabi

Additonal Observations Wabi-Sabi Photo based on: 'horizon' by pierreyves @ flickr Irony Not Wasabi! What Wabi-Sabi
might sound like as
a song These iemoto families would sell their information only with those they chose or those who would pay with money or favors. Why would they withhold such a "sacred truth"? What do you think this says about their spiritual path, if anything? Questions He uses the phrase "To every thing there is a season", to describe Wabi-Sabi, which is actually a verse from Ecclessiastes, a book in the bible. Do you think this was intensional? If so why would he do this? If not, maybe even more interesting... Wabi-Sabi The text says that Wabi-Sabi is "an end in itself-that can never be fully realized".
Do you think this makes their belief incomplete? That they are on a path that will never be realized? Or is it just another form of "Smallness"? The text says that both wabi-sabi and modernism abstain from decoration that is not integral to structure. The text also says that both are abstract ideals of beauty. Why do you think it is that this minimalist, "nothing but the essentials" style makes people consider it more beautiful? How does this relate to "smallness" and our class? Do you personally think simplicity adds to beauty? Wabi-Sabi says, "There is no progress" … What do you believe is meant by this? It seems counter intuitive, but do you think their is any truth to it? Wabi-Sabi embraces the truth that it cannot be explained adequately by words or by the intellect...
How come so many people refuse to believe in something that can't be explained… Could it be pride maybe? Do you think their is a difference between "knowing about" and "knowing"? What does it mean to romanticize something? What do you think we romanticize today?
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