Or as Leonard Cohen sang: "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in"Michael Lazar wrote: ↑Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:38 pmThere is an ancient eastern artistic philosophy that I found very helpful as a luthier who has strives to achieve perfection but never completely succeeds. It is called " Wabi Sabi" Apparently the concept is difficult to translate but it goes something like: "Wabi-Sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect." Buddhist author Taro Gold describes Wabi-Sabi as "the wisdom and beauty of imperfection."
When I read this several years ago. I began to get a lot more joy and satisfaction from my work.
And there's a variation on that: "Blessed are the cracked, for they let in the light".
Yes, but what if perfectionism could be invisible for someone who have it...?Andrew Fryer wrote: ↑Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:40 amI've ignored every thread about "perfectionism" I've seen over the last 5 years. This is because it's subjective (while pretending to be objective?) and frankly a bit silly. Attention to detail is perhaps a better way of expressing it. But the way to do it isn't to take a piece at the limit of your ability and strive for "perfection" (clue: diminishing returns): it's to take a piece that's two grades easier than your current level of ability and examine it - i.e. your technique and musical interpretation when playing it - for detail that you missed when it was at the limit of your ability. Keep repeating this process. When you play something at the very limit of your ability, it's to stretch yourself, and perfection is a wild goose chase. And if you play such a piece to an audience, you are torturing the audience.
Interesting version lucy. Checked it out. Author unknown. So similar yet so different.
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