Wabi-sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth, decay, and death. It's simple, slow, and uncluttered -- and it reveres authenticity above all. Wabi-sabi is flea markets, not warehouse stores; aged wood, not Pergo; rice paper, not plastic. It celebrates cracks and crevices and all the other marks that time, weather, and loving use leave behind. It reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet.
This creepy adaptation of Anne Rice's popular novel stars Brad Pitt as Louis, an 18th-century plantation owner who is recruited by the stylish, centuries-old vampire Lestat (Tom Cruise) to join his nocturnal family in an endless search for blood. Kirsten Dunst, Stephen Rea, Antonio Banderas, and Christian Slater also star in this well acted and stylish movie.
Happy Birthday Edgar Rice Burroughs! September 1, 1875 – March 19, 1950 An American Author best known for his creations of the jungle hero TARZAN and the heroic Mars adventurer JOHN CARTER, among others. ipi/Wiki From The ipi House & THE PAPER EYE comes; ipi TARZAN, The Apeman.'Jewels of Opar' 'The Untamed', 1918/1920. https://youtu.be/YB4t7vpC2a4
Word Wenches -- On Parasols & Brollies. (In England, before 1800, parasols were invariably made of green fabric, perhaps because the green-tinted shade would moderate a rosily flushed complexion. (Image is purposed to be Jane Austen at age 13 by Ozias Humphry, 1788. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rice_portrait)