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“Professor Itou said the word wabi originally meant “sad” or “lonely” but also meant “balanced” or “peaceful.””
“I must be out of the loop because I hadn't heard the term wabi-sabi before, although I have embraced the concept whole-heartedly without naming it.”
“This is an example of the idea of wabi, understated beauty, which was first distinguished and praised when expressed in poetry.”
“In his book "Edward Weston: The Last Years at Carmel," the historian David Travis wrote that the cabin possesses "what the Japanese call wabi, which can be translated as quiet simplicity, humility, and even frugality.”
“And so, Mark was taken by the idea of wabi sabi and started thinking about writing a children's book about this.”
“In spirit, it is close to the traditional Japanese virtue of "wabi," which, far from shunning poverty as an evil, cultivates it as a good, a condition to be preferred, because in it lies freedom.”
“Ravelry synchronicity wabi-sabi recognizing options, and friends who help me do so”
“Swoim wdziękiem wabi on wszystkich przybyłych do złożenia mu, choćby krótkiej wizyty.”
“The Gothic Revival was born from the appreciation of picturesque ruins, but even a twentieth century hipster might talk of wabi-sabi, the Japanese aesthetic appreciation of transcience.”
“Picking something up off the side of the road and using it in a new way is wabi-sabi.”
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Words from other languages that are difficult to translate into English. The way these can illuminate cultural differences fascinates me. See also The Meaning of Tingo.
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