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6. Compunction (n.)) 7. Updraft
10. Wabi Sabi- In traditional Japanese aesthetics, Wabi-sabi (侘寂) is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”.
It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō), suffering (苦 ku) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū).
Wednesday Clarke stood transfixed by the octagonal piece of artwork.
She felt a profane compunction for the piece entitled Wabi-Sabi, which by a twist of fate had ended up in her boyfriend’s hallway.
In the process of settling her late father’s estate, a visitor had admired it and suggested putting it up for auction. The picture had been sold to an anonymous bidder.
Fighting the urge to cry, Wednesday felt the updraft of temperature change as the bedroom door opened.
Will stood there with a sheepish smirk on his face tinged with sadness.
‘You found it.’ he said simply. ‘I felt it was the least I could do.’