It is possible to make a garden a burden. Elaborate arbors and fences, demanding special plants, and labor intensive lawns can make a garden a place to continue the "busyness" of everday life that is led in the world of excess. It is better to tend to a few chosen bonsai trees that give pleasure than to work doggedly in an extensive garden overrun with weeds and grass.(Paraphrased from Wabi Sabi Simple)
I am so intrigued by the message that wabi-sabi imparts that I am coining my own phrase for its "essence." To me, wabi-sabi reveres "the bLESSings of LESS." In a few weeks, I will be sharing my printed offering with that title. So, please stay tuned! The pages will include short essays and word "art" that invites readers to retreat from more, more, more!