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.
Admit it ~ you miss the black leather journal ;)
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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!
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