This is one of my favorite books on Wabi-sabi, which I highly recommend, if you're interested in wabi-sabi. Here's a link to it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1880656124/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8=1789=390957=1880656124=as2=shalomormsby-20
When the Japanese mend broken objects, they fill them in with gold. They believe when something has suffered damage and has a history, it becomes more beautiful. It's time we rethink our philosophy on aging.