This week’s words: Twist Smirk Visitor Process Transfix Compunction (n.)) a feeling of uneasiness or anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong or causing pain; contrition; remorse. Updraft Octagonal Profane Wabi Sabi- In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū). Urge Wednesday
This is the story of Leo Bigfoot and his sister Leanne Smallfoot.
Leo was seven feet tall and his sister Leanne, six foot three.
Their true identities are secret, as the story will illustrate. Both brother and sister were imperfect as their height caused them great episodes of compunction as the process of living required great dexterity on their part.
In order to deal with and accept their imperfections, they embraced wabi-sabi a Japanese aesthetic showing them a pathway to accepting themselves for who they were.
This newfound lease on life gave them the twist they needed to make something of themselves.
They made Wednesday their day when they greeted visitors and urged them to join them for tea and scones.
Leo had the ability to transfix an audience with tales of their lives and became known at times to utter profanity when his tales touched on their religious background.
He often smirked when recounting their upbringing, well to do parents who locked them away in an octagonal prison where Leanne, in particular, suffered from the icy updrafts as her parents insisted she wore the flimsiest of smocks.
But today wabi-sabi saved them and they loved to wabi-sabi their mornings, and each adopted a unique mantra: “I may be imperfect, but I am me.”