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Wabi-Sabi: Sage



This sage was grown in the backyard garden of a friend in Chevreuse, a lovely hour out of Paris by train at the edge of a forest. Sage has been part of the culinary tradition in those cultures that grew up around the Mediterranean, and it has been used for healing and sacred ceremony since ancient times.

So it is not surprising that I find myself browning sage leaves in butter for a mysteriously delicious French sauce or burning the same kind of sage leaves in a mysteriously beautiful ritual to clear the energy in my new apartment.

Shooting images of this sage with the Hipstamatic lens "Tinto"and the film "Robusta" captures the essence of this magical herb. The changing light and a different background made these two images of the same subject unexpected and surprisingly different. 

Apps: Hipstamatic