“I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing—that the light is everything—that it is more than the sum of each flawed blossom rising and fading.” – Mary Oliver
We couldn’t be more excited to share the upcoming theme for our worldwide October gatherings. We’re calling it, A Messy Meal: Embracing Wabi-Sabi in the Everyday. To celebrate the release of our Imperfect Issue, we’ll be focusing on the messier parts of life and the fact that authentic community doesn’t live behind a mask of perfection.
We’ve employed the Japanese notion of wabi-sabi to help shape this event, as this ancient idea embodies so many of those principles we hold eminent: earthiness, orientation toward the present, simplicity, unpretentiousness and a casual comfortability with perceived flaws. We’ve invited our hosts–and you, as attendees–to embrace the beauty found in the organic and impermanent, focusing less on a “perfect” aesthetic and instead taking part in a meaningful shared meal.
+ Gatherings will take place on October 11th, 2014. Please direct all event related questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
+ Please contact your host directly for details regarding your local event. Emails listed on ticketing page.
+ ALL ticket prices are listed in US dollars.
+ *PLEASE NOTE: Maximum ticket per person/transaction is 4 tickets.*
+ We are unable to issue a refund within two weeks of the event, unless the gathering needs to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.
+ By purchasing a ticket to this event, you waive liability and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Kinfolk Magazine, its officers, employees and representatives/hosts for any injuries, loss or damage to personal property associated with activities participated in this event. Furthermore, by purchasing admittance to and attending the specified event, you grant the associated hosts (and their designated photographers), as well as Kinfolk LLC the right to photograph and film you, use your picture, photograph, silhouette, and other reproductions of your physical likeness in connection with the event.
Photograph by Gentl & Hyers