Emotional Wabi-Sabi

This photo is of the clump of willows that stand in front of my flat. A couple of weeks back I was sitting in the bay window, taking a break from tiling the bathroom splash back, imagining two months time when I will be sitting on the sofa my mother is upholstering for me with a cup of coffee and the weekend papers.

The leaves have dropped on this willow already, but watching the leaves turn this year have made me think of marking future years in this way. I sat thinking "I can't imagine leaving here" while simultaneously knowing it will inevitably happen some day. Wabi-Sabi (the appreciation of the beauty of the ephemeral and imperfect) is an emotional experience as well as a physical one.