Wabi Monaco?

“Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.[2] It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering (苦 ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū?).
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Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.” *
I guess that sums up this Monaco in this morning’s sunshine – what a beautiful day.
What would once be classed as knackered or worn out can now be described as ‘wabi’, ‘patina’ and even ‘shabby-chic’.
This is good news for me as most of my stuff is old and tatty 🙂
*From Wikipedia

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