Tuesday, February 23, 2010

hiya all

It's been a long time, and to catch up would take an even longer time. I just wanted to point out a site I've been writing for, for a wee while. It's called these new old traditions. I recently wrote about my wabi sabi life. Here's the first part:

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese term that does not translate well to English, but using a thousand words, perhaps we shall begin to understand. Wabi originally referred to the loneliness of living in nature, but now reflects a meaning more of rustic simplicity, freshness, or quietness. Wabi also refers to the quirks and imperfections that arise during the creation process. Sabi refers to the beauty which comes into being as something ages. According to wikipedia, “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.” Also, wabi-sabi “nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”

You can read more about wabi sabi in operation in Springfield especially.

I've recently been infused with divine RRRRAAWWWWRRRR!!!!! I think it is because spring is nearly here, or possibly, I'm just crazy. I got my seed order done today, and finally, FINALLY, found a 3-prong adapter so my grow lights can be powered by coal. Cabbage and broccoli sprouts, here we go. I'm re-learning how to prune as well.

Life is pretty sweet in Springfield, having many friends who moved into the neighborhood, all with an eye for community, beauty, gardening, all that good stuff.



vivir vino veritas said...

yo Sharqi! wait wait, r u whelky tartar?! that might mess with my head a lil bit :)

happy that more positive energy is flowing in from good people. i can't wait to visit you in a couple of weeks. i have some of my friends comin' out with me...

Badger said...

also, divine rawwr! it's the year of the tiger and the sun is shining again! see you in a couple of weeks

sharqi said...

hey, i'm lookin forward to seeing you, badger! and friends...hooray! hooraw! yay!

yep. plenty of positive energy on the move, especially with spring in the air and all things green bursting from the ground. hard to sit still when i feel so good.

whelky tartar? huh? as far as i know, we're not the same!