Monday, November 17, 2008



Lamentation Peak, on the Metacomet Ridge

9 comments:

bcg said...

Freddie, you so fine.

Freddie said...

Thanks!

Of course it's easier to look good when framed by a spectacular vista.

Matoko said...

freddie ......you are wabisabi.
and I am beginning to suspect you enjoy it.

Freddie said...

"Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity, simplicity, modesty, intimacy, and suggest a natural process."

Sounds perfect to me.

Matoko said...

also, beautiful sorrow, melancholy longing.

Matoko said...

According to Leonard Koren, wabi-sabi is the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of what we think of as traditional Japanese beauty and it "occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West." Andrew Juniper claims, "if an object or expression can bring about, within us, a sense of serene melancholy and a spiritual longing, then that object could be said to be wabi sabi."

Jason said...

Hey, Freddie -- glad to see you seem to be doing well these days! Keep in touch.

Matoko said...

Did you see the Dog?

Freddie said...

I've never seen Black Dog, though I get up there a couple times a year. Kind of relieved, I'd be freaked out if I saw him.