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What is Wabi-Sabi?

A few years back, my dad and Aimee brought me back a magnet from their trip to Hilo Hawaii. In their (and my) style, this wasn’t a typical “touristy” magnet, but rather one with a drawn image of a cute black cat and a simple phrase: “life is wabi-sabi.” 392 more words


Haiku IX

That does explain it

built into the fabric, oh

yes serenity

A Useful Idea

The word Sabi has changes over the years. Originally is was a slightly longer word in Japanese, the word sabishi. In the simplest terms, that old word meant solitary or lonely. 173 more words


Busosanseong: Where the Baekje Kingdom Fell

The town which is now called ‘Buyeo’ in Chungcheongnam Province was once known as ‘Sabi’, and it was the third – and final – capital of the Baekje Kingdom. 659 more words


A Definition of Sabi

In Wabi Sabi for Writers I said that sabi “was refined over the years to emphasize a state of receptivity, fostered in remote natural settings.” The legendary Japanese poet Basho was among the first to use the word and he did so to distinguish his style of poetry from others. 353 more words


The purpose and meaning behind "Wabi-Sabi-Mind"

Ever since I was little I always felt a little off. Not quite depressed, not quite content. Just off. Don’t get me wrong, I have lived a luckier life than most, and I’m thankful for my existence (most days, that is, ha.) Yet, somehow I’ve never been able to put the way I’ve always felt into words. 654 more words

carved into rock (haiku)

carved into rock – 
a cow path 
and the sound of bells


Linked to Carpe Diem Writing Techniques #7: Wabi-Sabi.  Not entirely sure that this hits the mark, but I like it, so I’ll keep it.   224 more words