Photos courtesy FlickrBut first, a word about imperfectionism.
Rikkyu, the Japanese tea master who pretty much defined the forms of the ceremony, was out walking one morning with one of his rivals. The two men passed a shop window that displayed a bronze incense burner. Both eyed it, and that afternoon the rival returned to find the burner gone. The next day, Rikkyu invited him to tea, and sure enough, the burner was there. Rikkyu, however, had knocked a corner off the piece to make it more perfect.
Traditional Navaho weavers made deliberate errors in their rugs to forestall the jealousy of the gods.
Home management guru Don Aslett, the mother of all organizers, says a place should look as if the people who live there are having a good time.
On the other hand, it doesn’t hurt to ride well, shoot straight, and tell the truth.
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