What is Wabi-Sabi?

Robyn Griggs Lawrence

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered—and it reveres authenticity above all… It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet—that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came.

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Originally part of the book Simply Imperfect, this article is published here with kind permission from the author.