A friend emailed me yesterday, about an article in this week's Woman's Day magazine. It was something new to me - wabi sabi. I was intrigued!!!
No having that magazine at hand, I googled the term to see what it was all about. The subject seems a perfect fit for Tea on Tuesday!!!
Wabi sabi is the Japanese art of a simpler life, free of clutter, both physical and mental. Finding peace and tranquility in a simple life, with less material possessions - kind of Thoreau-esque! Taking pleasure in the simple things-something we probably don't do enough of in this hectic world we inhabit!
Wabi means harmony, peace, and balance. Sabi means a patina that comes with age.
Tea seems to play a part in attaining wabi sabi. The 4 principles of tea are:
There are many books available on Wabi Sabi - I've put up links to a couple of good ones. I apologize for the double link - haven't quite figured out how to remove it!!! Quite annoying!!!
So, sit back and relax with your favorite cup of tea, and enjoy this video on youtube - a series of peaceful photos, bringing the feeling of wabi sabi to life.......
And, be sure to visit Kimmie and Patty for more tea postings and links to the other Tea on Tuesdays!!!