In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū).
Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
Life, uh… Finds a Way
Note: the title is a quote from Jurassic Park (the movie).
I feel that this is a consistency shot since I am not confident about the subject, Wabi Sabi. This is a gravel driveway to an abandoned foundation (for a house) down the street from us. I may be way off the mark (as to what Wabi Sabi is. However, I really liked this shot. This something I normally do not shoot and I found the result quite lovely. I hope you did too.
Note: This challenge is week 43 of the year. To see all the submissions, including mine, go here. Warning! There are 684 pictures in this album. A person can only submit one picture for the week. This means 684 people participated this week. By the way, there are some awesome pictures in that album!