Saturday, February 6, 2010

Imperfection

Lately I've been pondering my attraction to things that are flawed. I have a diamond in a ring with a giant flaw that I feel like I have to justify to any jeweller that ever looks at it. I like dog-eared books, odd numbers and the idea behind rug makers purposefully tying one knot in a different direction to ensure the rug is not perfect. I received an email this week from one of my favourite stores and here was the opening sentence...

We have discussed wabi-sabi before. It bears repetition. This poetic Japanese theory says everything is transitory and in a state of flux, and there is unique beauty in what we are often told to regard as imperfection. Simplicity, maturity and irregularity are to be celebrated.

So next time you're over analysing a creation you think is not quite perfect, look closer... it may just be beautiful.
{image by Andii. on Flickr}

1 comment:

Eileen said...

So true! And during the holidays, this is why I always love the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree!! Whenever I pass a lot, I always hope someone will take home the little CB tree and appreciate its beauty!