I was carefully observing the cup ,when she explained me,that according to an old Japanese tradition ,the broken, damaged, cracked objects do not get out of use in Japan.
As I have always been fascinated from Japanese traditions, I searched and found that there is a philosophy behind it , and it is called: “wabi-sabi ” which means “to find beauty in broken things or old things”.
Later on, it happened that my personal cup of coffee, got broken at its tail. (The photo) . I call it personal cup of coffee because I love coffee and I drink coffee only with my cup.I take it with me, in my trips, and I even bought it during a trip .After that,it made sense for me ,to name my cup of coffee “wabi-sabi”
And later on,almost a week ago, I happened to read this article:”Illuminating the Beauty in Our Broken Places” by Omid Safi at on being.org ,which I have recently started to follow thanks to great articles shared in Word Press.
I am sharing this article and wish you will enjoy it as much as I did.May be you have personal “wabi-sabi”experiences as well, and this article will make sense as much as it did for me.
Thank you for enjoying!