40 gestures, 40 days, 40 years

Friday, December 14, 2007


Part of the exercise is forgiving oneself for mistakes, allowing for the beauty of awkwardness and omission that makes us human. Today's first entry is really December 13th's entry, posted in the middle of the night.

Validation from Christopher Alexander's The Nature of Order: The Phenomenon of Life. He addresses the power of wabi-to-sabi, or the Zen "rusty beauty" aesthetic philosophy. And he continues: "...[objects that are full of life] are all beautiful, but they are all damaged. Life itself is damaged, and nothing which is perfect can be truly alive... This quality, the real life, the deep life of all great art, and of all genuine experience, is our aim."

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