Zeami Motokiyo, a 14th century Japanese actor and playwright, described yugen thus:
To watch the sun sink behind a flower-clad hill.
To wander on and on in a huge forest without thought of return.
To stand up on the shore and gaze after a boat that disappears behind distant islands.
To contemplate the flight of wild geese seen and lost among the clouds.
All these are yugen, and I think its awesome! Methinks we could all do with a little more yugen this Christmas, as well as in our every day.