Weekly challenge 7/20 - 7/26 Perectly imperfect...

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    I immediately thought of the Washington Monument. Note the change in stone at the 150' level.

    "Construction of the monument began in 1848 and was halted from 1854 to 1877 due to a lack of funds, a struggle for control over the Washington National Monument Society, and the intervention of the American Civil War. "

    This imperfection is a vivid reminder of a difficult (Wabi) but important (Sabi) period in U.S. history. When construction resumed the stone was taken from a different quarry.

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    Interesting theme this week. It reminds me of a quote "nothing with a soul is perfect".
     
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    Not sure if I got the wabi, the sabi or neither.
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    I saw these ladies in a diner this morning, and I immediately thought of this week's challenge. I saw "the beauty in imperfection, the grace of aging, and the value of experience." The second one is my favorite; the thoughtful look on the woman at center seems to freeze the scene in time, rather than just catching one instant, if that makes any sense. Both with my iPhone 7+

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    When I read the definition of Wabi Sabi, I knew immediately this was the perfect object.

    This is Granny's walking stick. I have it now. When Granny had it, she carried it, used it, for hundreds - if not thousands of miles.

    Gramps was an avid fisherman. Only dry fly fishing on small streams for wild trout. Up and down the trails in the remote Sierra wilderness, days on end, until they were in their 90's! Gramps would be on the stream while Granny hiked around, digging in bushes and flipping rocks with her walking stick. She found arrowheads and artifacts and interesting rocks for Gramps to carry home.

    I don't know how many years Granny had this stick, but I remember it when I was little. When I hold it I can feel the smoothness of all those miles worn into the perfect shape - and I can feel her hand.

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