History of a Woman

Posted: May 22, 2016 in Uncategorized

adashofsunny Sanaa Rizva On Popular Demand – Imperfection is Beautiful

Kintsugi Art Gift Gallery | Gold Effect Pottery Repair
www.lakesidepottery.com              (found on Google)

This all-consuming Sisyphean quest for dewy perfection, when did it start? Maybe it has always been but now we have more means of meeting the ends: plastic surgery, botox, fitness centers, cosmetics. You’d think women would rebel against the enforced concept of aging has no value. We learn it from antique dealers, I guess, condition is everything. We try as hard as we can to ward off or hide grey hair, wrinkles, sagging, lost elasticity – this growing older. Well go ahead, use what’s at hand to look youthful for as long as you can, but do not believe the lie that old is synonymous with worthless.

Eternal youth
aspiration of vanity
true beauty is internal.

 

Pared down to its barest essence WABI-SABI is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It’s simple, slow, and uncluttered-and it reveres authenticity above all.

Kintsugior (Japanese: golden repair) Defined as “to repair with gold”,[is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise. Wikipedia

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Comments
  1. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    No doubt beauty in these times is manipulated by usage of cosmetic surgeries. We seem to have often that beauty is but skin deep. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights Debi 🙂 and for your constant love and support.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Jae Rose says:

    It is a terrible quest that even if we resist we seem to get drawn into in some way even if just dying the grey roots! Often doing too much makes it worse – beauty is indeed from within

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  3. Rommy says:

    I’ve always adored kintsukuroi. The image accompanies your words beautifully.

    Like

  4. Your first line is a poem (and tells a story) all by itself. I love how you use myth to tell us of the senseless destruction, of the pain… endured in order to obtain something that is not attainable. Just wonderful. And sadly, true.

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  5. georginamorley says:

    Wabi-Sabi….will be my new middle name….saggy grey old broken but loved 😀 XXX

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  6. Sumana Roy says:

    oh yes true beauty is internal…love the wabi sabi note…

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  7. oldegg says:

    I can remember my grandmother always hanging on to cracked and chipped china as its beauty was never lost to her.

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