There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in — Leonard Cohen
Despite having heard the term, I didn’t know much about wabi-sabi until watching this short, nicely produced explanation.
At the heart of Japanese philosophy and wisdom lies a concept called ‘wabi-sabi’; a term which denotes a commitment to the everyday, the melancholic, the somewhat broken and the imperfect. It’s a term we need a lot more of in our lives.
Leonard Koren writes, in Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers:
1. All things are impermanent.
2. All things are imperfect.
3. All things are incomplete.
Blessed are the cracked
For they shall let in the light. — Groucho Marx