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Relationships aren’t always just between people…

November 10, 2010

This post has absolutely nothing to do with teaching blogs, but I came across this list from my friend Casie who posted it on facebook. We spend so much time thinking about relationships towards people, but here is a lovely article that looks at the relationships of people and culture and the affects we have on words:

20 Awesomely Untranslatable Words from Around the World

This one is my favorite:


13. Wabi-Sabi


Japanese – Much has been written on this Japanese concept, but in a sentence, one might be able to understand it as “a way of living that focuses on finding beauty within the imperfections of life and accepting peacefully the natural cycle of growth and decay.” (

But the question is, how do you use it in a sentence?  Go forth and be wabi-sabi?

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 11, 2010 9:33 pm

    I love this. Thanks!

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