Etc. | On Writing & Wabi Sabi
I'm glad to be back writing in this space after a few days off. I finished my third (and hopefully final) NCIDQ exam yesterday, and I feel like a free woman! To be honest, I think I also lost a bit of what motivated me to start this blog. I love to write and I love to learn, yet its also something I have to make myself do. Sometimes I think, 'I would love to be a writer," and then realize the irony of the fact that I have a blog I have not touched in the last week. So here I am, writing and learning. It's not an obligation. Its the work I really want to do.
On to design. I am inching towards finishing De Botton's The Architecture of Happiness. What I read today highlighted the value of imperfection, how in buddhist beliefs, they don't want material objects to remain shiny and new. When patina and age show, we are reminded of our own morality and limited time. This is the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi. It is beauty because of imperfection, not in spite of it. No matter how imperfect, I want to continue on this blog endeavor I have begun.
P.S. If anyone has an art, architecuture, or design book recommendation, I would love to hear it!