Saturday, June 22, 2013
The Ribbon Cutting...
The June selection for the Inspired by Reading Book Club is "Bucolic Plague" by Josh Kilmer-Purcell and in the book they talk about "wabi sabi". It's a Japanese aesthetic philosophy about finding beauty in the imperfections and embracing the often times chaotic and unpredictable forces of nature. It's not about attaining absolute perfection or rather the illusion of perfection, but accepting the truth of a material.
The Annex is by no means perfect. It's very "wabi sabi". We know that it's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but we wanted to push forward and work through things. We are also working with a limited budget that we've been scrimping and saving for since we took the lease out on the place nine months ago. So it'll take time. I hope that people can appreciate the work that we've already put into it to get it where it is now and be patient with us while we continue to work on it and improve it.
The edges are rough, but that's what makes it beautiful. The defects and obstacles are teachers, giving us lessons in making the space function and flow best. They are reminders that this is the beginning of a journey and that the future is bright with possibility and potential. It's only up from here!