Posts tagged "beauty"

Although the wind …

Although the wind
blows terribly here,
the moonlight also leaks
between the roof planks
of this ruined house.
~Izumi Shikibu

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It is too loose, too informal, the construction patterns which control its detailed shape are not harmonious enough, not disciplined enough …

Yet still, this building has just the beginning of a spirit, a hint of a touching quality, which is at least a few steps down the road.

~Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building

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You are a mess, and you know it.
But you hide it beautifully.
~Henepola GunaratanaMindfulness in Plain English

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