Wabi-sabi represents a Japanese aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection -- finding beauty in the worn wood of a much-used staircase, the last faded rose, or, in this case, a trio of raspberry leaves.
I posted this picture a few days ago and something about it captivated me -- it's now my screen saver/ wallpaper and it seems to me that it says something about life (and, thinking of yesterday's post, the three ages of Man) -- the old giving way to the new . . . the little sprig of pale green new growth on top of a mature leaf . . .
That sprig sits atop an older, tattered leaf. I notice that the two older leaves have much more interesting color. I notice too how the shadows of the older leaves show up on the younger.
And those holes in the oldest leaf -- to me they seem like openings into eternity.
The image of the three leaves is a poem waiting to happen.
For more about wabi-sabi, go HERE.