Photographed a friend’s grand-daughter a while back. I love this photo… Not because of the lighting or how pretty she is but because of the expression: The hint of the woman she will become: A wabi-sabi fragmentary glimpse of the future.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese world view encompassing the beauty in imperfection. From a truly spiritual perspective it means we are born with our death inside us. I love that. It brings tears to my eyes. On the other hand, no one wants to dwell on their mortality! Let’s celebrate life while we are here. Kids and dogs do that. They don’t pretend to be anything other than who they are, at any given moment on any given day. Love them both.