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In A Word – Shibui

Came across this today and thought I’d share …

Shibui (shi-BOO-ee):  The subtle beauty of aging.     Source: Japanese.

“Only time can reveal the allure of maturity, history and patina.  The quality expressed in shibui is one of restrained and understated elegance; though it evolves from a complex process, the effect is one of simple, unobtrusive loveliness.” – source unknown

It is believed that half the languages spoken on our planet will be extinct by 2100.  When a language dies, we lose more than a point of view; we lose traditions that connect people to place – and to each other. We lose deep cultural wisdom: things like myths and fairy tales, knowledge of plants and animals, humor, prayers, and recipes. 




Written by Angela Donath - Go to Angela's Website/Profile
Angela Donath, The Keith Byrd Team, South County Realtor in San Luis Obispo County, including Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, and Avila Beach, 805-801-4355