The Healthy Nut – the first blog I created after retiring from a career in nursing. My care plan to maintain myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Meander along with me in the garden, in the kitchen, out hiking, curling up with a good book and wherever else this crazy life leads me. Here is where you’ll find photos, some poetry and a recipe or two when the spirit moves me to cook something good! I wrote lots of poetry on this blog until I decided to move my poetic musings to Wabi Sabi poems and images in November of 2012.
Wabi Sabi – poems and images!
Wabi – simple, humble, in tune with nature, ‘understands the wisdom of rocks and grasshoppers.’ Tadao Ando
Sabi – patina or tarnishing that comes with age and the acceptance of impermanence and imperfection.
Although there is much more to the wabi-sabi aesthetic, for me it means finding beauty in imperfection – my own and the world’s. I make poems and art with a quiet joy and the knowledge that all is fleeting.
Take Off Your Sandals – I am blessed to have found a way that seems to work for me, to touch the Spirit that dwells in all things, including me. I listen daily to this Spirit, using the words in various sacred books, including the Bible, nature, walking, meditation and yoga to help me hear. Take Off Your Sandals, a recently conceived blog, is an evolving record of this journey.