Saturday, April 9, 2005

Aimlessly Wandering ...

     Today was a pretty quiet day, this was the first weekend in months that I did not have somewhere to go and something to do!

     Late in the afternoon I hoped in my car and headed out with nowhere in particular to go, (yes even with the price of gas this week).

     When my kids were growing up, this is something that we would do all of the time, we called it Aimlessly Wandering <-- click. Today was my first shot at trying this alone.

     There are not many back roads around here and most streets do not lend themselves well to pulling over long enough to take a photo and my quest for exploring imperfection has lead me today, to the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi.

    Thanks Louts Martinis <-- click. I never heard of Wabi-Sabi, until you left this comment -->  Hey!  I see what you mean.  "Paint more, Write More, Dance More" ~ YES!  And yeah ~ it is OK to fail, an issue I wrestle with all the time; it's not a mistake, it's a learning process.  And then there's that whole 'wabi sabi' thing.
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      According to Leonard Koren     <-- click

     Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is the beauty of things modest and humble. It is the beauty of things unconventional.

      I did get a few shots that I liked today and a lot of good ideas. I will need to take Mandy with me next time, we are very accustomed to one of us dropping the other off with camera in hand, long enough to get a shot or two and then circling around for the pick up.

     We started doing this years ago when my son was in a photography class in High School. Odd I know, but just something that we do! The photo above is one that I took today, I think it is a good example of Wabi-Sabi.

     Happy rest of the weekend to you!

                                  *** Coy ***


blondepennierae said...

Hello Coy,  I am new to your journal.  I feel enchanted ...  the beautiful pictures and the lesson in Wabi Sabi.  I thoroughly enjoyed my visit.   Pennie    

photographybymon said...

I don't happen to think it's odd driving around, dropping you off with camera in hand - that's something Sonny and I pull all the time. :-)  I love those kind of aimlesly wandering days.  And I'm ready for another - like you, even with the price of gas. ::sigh::


indigosunmoon said...

Wabi Sabi eh?  Well, I think thats awesome!
There are tons of things around here like that!

ryanagi said...

Wabi Sabi! Very interesting...I'd heard the term but never knew what it was. I feel like I still don't. I think it's supposed to take many lifetimes to fully comprehend. LOL

nanmm11 said...

I think wabi-sabi might have lived up north for sure!!! lol As long as your having fun doing it--- go for it I say!!! remember beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! besides, have you taken a look at what some artists call art these days? Yours is your own and beautiful.

txsguinan said...

I think it's a wonderful example!  And I hope you're having a Wabi-Sabi Weekend!  ;)

suzypwr said...

I think wabi-sabi describes my yard pretty well!

csandhollow said...

Beautiful picture!!!

sunflowerkat321 said...

I think I do a lot of wabi sabi.  I do a lot of aimles wandering as well.  I hope you enjoyed your afternoon.  The photo is delightful.

astaryth said...

I love 'aimless wandering', but like you don't seem to have many days that aren't full of things that 'need to be done'. Looks like you had a good day though, and I like the pic!

lamove04 said...

:-)  I know the concept well, but never have heard of the term Wabi-Sabi.  It reminds me of some of the ideas in Tao philosophy and religion.  Also, the beauty of ancient ruins.  I like your photo!  --Albert

luvmort said...

Kinda like "go get lost" but without the purpose of really getting lost.

sunnyside46 said...

aimlessly wandering is a great concept. i may do it myself today. see,you started a movement!

krobbie67 said...

I like the concept of Wabi Sabi. Leave it to Gigi to know such a wonderful concept. Thanks for sharing and explaining it Coy. :-) ---Robbie