Claim your Wabi-sabi!
Today I watched a wonderful Youtube video titled with "Wabi-sabi: The magnificence of imperfection". The speaker in it is a beautiful young American model. She told us of her experience of going through bad circumstance－ When she went to France for pursuing her model dream, she was drugged and raped by the evil people who pretended to hire her as a model.
No doubt it is a very painful and miserable experience for any girl, especially in our Chinese traditional society, it is a huge shame! She became very lonely, she didn't speak it to anyone. Later she realized her dream to be a model, but she never forgot her trauma, she even kept on plotting how to revenge against that man from France.
Until someday she learned two words: Wabi-sabi in Japan, she was released! Because in Japanese philosophy, Wabi-sabi/imperfection is just part of perfection, learn to claim your Wabi-sabi!
Oh, what does "Wabi-sabi" mean?
From this video we are told that Wabi-sabi is the most essential of all Japanese principles. Wabi-sabi states that the beauty of any object lies in the flaws of that object. Things such as mistakes and damages, or--ruined parts, those are actually designed in.
And the beauty is a study in contrasts, something can only be seen to embody perfection, if it also embodies a correlate degree of imperfection.
I love this video so much. It seems that we all should learn to claim our Wabi-sabi, since imperfection is just part of perfection itself.