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. I also watched the movie, “Arrival” a few days ago. I won’t ruin it for you if you haven’t seen it yet, but it reminded me of the same concept… That time is now and then and there all at the same “time”. I’m still thinking about it three days later. (And if you’re really interested in wacky things like the concept of time, read “Einstein’s Dreams”.)