The chajin seeks an atypical sense of perfection, not in symmetry, but in the beauty of nature. Too ruthless a concept of loveliness will keep you from appreciating the charm of an odd shaped bowl, mismatched tea tools and a well-loved vase. There is nothing we can point to as the perfect tree or the perfect flower, but yet we are moved by their beauty even with the lack of a hard measure of it. This concept of beauty applies outside the tearoom as well. To love someone does not require perfection, in lover or beloved, but appreciation of the oddities, quirks and glitches, yet still finding them lovely.
In uneven bowls,
and in my beloved’s smile,
I find perfection
Song Choice: You Are the Beauty by Gungor
Process note: Chajin literally means "tea person", one who studies the art of tea
This haibun is inspired by the prompt given over at A Dash of Sunny. This week's topic for Prompt Night is perfection