Wabi sabi

Zen art can be seen in 'wabi sabi', in the love of the transient, the impermanent.

Our lives are fleeting, and we suffer greatly, either through ill health or other hardships.
This may cause sadness but the beauty of life can only be appreciated in contrast with the difficulties and sorrow we experience.

The symbol for the samurai is the cherry blossom. It is a beautiful flower. Yet it falls at its peak of glory.

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