Read The Book of Tea (Audio Book) by Okakura Kakuzo (1863-1913)
This is another book with stuff about daoism in it, but also "teaism" and its influence on aesthetics and art and stuff.
I like the notions about "finding beauty even in the mundane" and the idea that "there is an art to cleaning."
Like, I guess I just really like the idea of being able to appreciate/enjoy or even have deep experiences with things that most people consider boring, basic etc. I feel like it could open the door to just having a general better sense of positiveness about many things in life.
It makes me think of music like harsh noise wall and vaporwave, which takes samples of stuff that most people consider uninteresting (for the former, stuff like static, rain, animal noises etc., and for the latter, stuff like elevator music or supermarket muzak) and recontextualizes/uses them in ways that are actually enjoyable.
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