Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is. In the boredom and pain of it no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis all moments are key moments and life itself is grace. - Frederick Buechner
Hello, I'm Sasha Hynds. This is a place to record the moments that make me pause, appreciate, participate, in the creative process, in all the ways it presents itself. To practice "Seeing" with the eyes of the heart, to cultivate the artist of everyday life, and to remind myself that the Holy is found in the ordinary.
To be alive to the life, that I Am.
Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
It is a beauty of things modest and humble.
It is a beauty of things unconventional.
The Wabi-Sabi Universe
~Things are either devolving toward, or evolving from, nothingness.
~Truth comes from the observation of nature.
~"Greatness" exists in the inconspicuous and overlooked details.
~Beauty can be coaxed out of ugliness.
~Acceptance of the inevitable.
~Appreciation of the cosmic order.
~Get rid of all that is unnecessary.
~Focus on the intrinsic and ignore material hierarchy.
~The beauty of wabi-sabi is a perceptual event; it is not an inherent property of things. Wabi-sabi "happens" when conditioned and habituated ways of looking at things fall away, when things are defamiliarized. The beauty of wabi-sabi involves perceiving something that might otherwise be regarded as quite ordinary, undistinguished, or barely there.
~Beauty at the edge of nothingness. Wabi-sabi emerges out of the infinite potentiality of nothingness. The distinctiveness of wabi-sabi comes from that which is so faint, tentative, delicate and subtle that it may be overlooked-- or mistaken as trivial or insignificant.
"Poverty" in this meaning refers to a mindset of non-attachment, i.e.; not holding onto fixed ideas or material things. "Elegant" refers to a graceful acceptance of restraint, inconvenience, and uncertainty. The embrace of poverty-- in a conscious, voluntary, and aesthetic sense.