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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

iPhone Diaries #705: a ferret at Tim Horton's

well, not exactly inside Tim's. Aug 25th.

A Lake Huron Sunset


One of the sunsets from an unforgettable week with the family at a cottage on Lake Huron. Sunsets and a loving family…. that's all we need.
Special thanks to Audrey of Jervis Bay, who shared her family's cottage with us.
(the sun will disappear below the waves at 5:05)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

video from 6 months ago…. I can't believe I can't wait for the next six months to come around.



It's been a miserable winter; a seemingly endless cycle of snow and damp sub-sub-zero temperatures. So it came as a relief to have a day like last Tuesday, March 11. Blue sky and +7 Celsius. The birds were out, the snow was melting, the Speed River was flowing. The ducks were out, and geese were seen flying north. Children from the area Spring-Break programs were out sloshing through the puddles,some sans winter parkas 
Winter came back with a vengeance the next day. March 12th.saw up to 20 cm of snow, minus 20 Celsius, and howling winds as a storm from the U.S. Midwest made its way up on its way to the Maritimes.
This video is an effort (and a joy) to preserve a sliver of sunshine.
Sony HXR-NX30, Manfrotto MVM500A monopod, edited in Premiere Pro CS6. Music by Stephan Grapelli, "Time After Time".
Special thanks to Liam, for being my 3rd and 4th eyes.

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