What do you see in this picture? A beginning? An end? A decomposition process or a renewal?
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese form of aesthetics that finds beauty in imperfection and recognizes that beauty exists in ordinariness, and in nature’s growth and decay processes.
In wabi-sabi, the leafless tree here is something beautiful.
“Wabi-sabi is underplayed and modest, the kind of quiet, undeclared beauty that waits patiently to be discovered. “ (https://nobleharbor.com/tea/chado/WhatIsWabi-Sabi.htm)
This is something mediators do, listening to conflict stories and seeing what’s beautiful, even “undeclared” and “modest”, in the midst of the imperfect.
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