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Monday, September 1, 2014

iPhone Diaries #709: the Anti-doughnut

 
 
Breakfast at Mary's Kitchen on September 1, Labour Day: 
Organic oat flour, chia seeds, maple syrup, vanilla, almond milk, baking powder (from Oh She Glowsplus the best-tasting jam around: Crofter's Organic Wild Blueberry from Parry Sound, ON.
Plus fresh fruit, scrambled cheessy eggs, bacon, and really, really, good fresh ground/brewed coffee.
Heaven on earth.

Friday, August 29, 2014

The definitive Wabi-sabi: The impermanence of Beauty. Beauty in impermanence.

Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, suffering, and emptiness or absence of self-nature.

Characteristics of wabi-sabi include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

Wabi-sabi: Decay

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, suffering, and emptiness or absence of self-nature.

Characteristics of wabi-sabi include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

Wabi-sabi: Pebbles

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wabi-sabi represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centred on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete". It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence, specifically impermanence, suffering, and emptiness or absence of self-nature.

Characteristics of wabi-sabi include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.

Born to the water

 
 
 
August 2014

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

"Freedom" by Shane Philips


Shane at the Magnolia Cafe on March 31, 2014. Shane dedicated this song to his father who endured life in a small town where his family was the only visible minority, so that his family would have a better life in Canada.