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    Wabi (sometimes also called wabi-sabi), which means...

    Japanese noun. A flaw that gives elegance and uniqueness to the whole. Western culture sees beauty in mass produced technical symmetry, such as a Porsche Boxster. Japanese however appreciate the wabi of a cracked tea cup that distinguishes it from all other tea cups. This can be as simple as the tiny crack in one's favorite cup. It can also be handmade books or dinners that you've made from scratch. Everyone's face has wabi.

    Nataly has a beautiful voice, and a beautiful face and hair, but that tiny little mole above her lip gives her wabi.

    "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." - PM Francis Urquhart (BBC's "House of Cards")

    by Dbug on Sun Jun 06, 2010 at 08:47:14 PM PDT

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