Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Yesterday and Today

Cracks in the facades [can be] seen as opportunities; inspiration erupts as you careen over bumps in the road; you love the enticing magic that flows from situations that other people regard as rough or crooked. "That which is not slightly distorted lacks sensible appeal," wrote poet Charles Baudelaire, "from which it follows that irregularity -- that is to say, the unexpected, surprise and astonishment -- is an essential part and characteristic of beauty."  (From Rob Breszny this morning)

I have finished the kitchen wall and shelving.  This morning I added two pieces to hang my measuring cups and spoons ... and I fear I may have gone too far.  I am not sure that the "slight offness" of the latest holders could be considered artistically beautiful ... or that Wabi Sabi really means getting it slightly wrong ... but at least now the area over my sink looks neater and things work better.

Have you ever noticed that once you clean up it becomes easier to keep it that way ... at least in the short term?


Barbara Carlson said...

I left a really good message but it never appeared....?

Barbara Carlson said...

It said to remove the white bowl on top of vent. And to move the green vinegar (?) bttle to the right of the pepper (?). And it said that it thought wabi-sabi meant to simplify...but yours in the third def. of this work-horse of organizational theory.

Also, it said you put things in twos... and that once you start working with all this stuff, it will put itself into a working order that will fall under your hand just right.

Or it said something like this... hate to lose perfect prose thus. o well.

Oma said...

It did appear ... but on Today or Yesterday not Today and Yesterday. And yes ... excellent suggestions and prose ... I removed the white bowl and moved the green bottle over and it all looks tickety boo now ...