Do not harm this little hut
Perched in summer trees. ~ Basho*
Driving on a frontage road – a historical site – abandoned
The Narrow Road to Oku
Trans: Donald Keene
With one who does not speak his every thought
I spent a pleasant evening. ~ Hyakuchi*
Things wabi-sabi have a vague, blurry, or attenuated quality—as things do as they approach nothingness (or come out of it). One-hard edges take on a soft pale glow. Once-substantial materiality appears almost sponge-like. Once-bright saturated colors fade into muddy earth tones or the smoky hues of dawn and dust. Wabi-sabi comes in an infinite spectrum of grays…**
This week’s WordPress.com Weekly Photo Challenge submission: a barn in southeastern Wyoming
*The Moon in the Pines
Trans: Jonathan Clements
**Wabi-Sabi for Artist, designers, Poets, & Philosophers
The remarkable thing about deja vu, or other vivid experiences of recollection,
is that they are vested with significances that we cannot put into words.
At an earlier time, whatever happened might have seemed important, or might not.
But the recollection is charged with relevance, and tears flow for no reason.
Robert Aitken, A Zen Wave
Share a picture of CURVES and explain why you chose that picture!
‘A photograph,’ it has been said, ‘shows the art of nature rather than the art of the artist.’ This is mere nonsense, as the same remark might be applied equally well to all the fine arts. Nature does not jump into the camera, focus itself, expose itself, develop itself, and print itself. On the contrary, the artist, using photography as a medium, chooses his subject, selects his details, generalizes the whole in the way we have shown, and thus gives his view of nature. This is not copying or imitating nature, but interpreting her, and this is all any artist can do. ~Henry Emerson *
Tao of Photography Seeing beyond Seeing
Philippe L. Gross and S. I. Shapiro