The haunted aftermath of disaster in Japan.
Why? You might ask. How can so many people go about their daily lives in such a terrible place? Don’t they go out of their minds with fear?
In Japanese, we have the word “mujō (無常)”. It means that everything is ephemeral. Everything born into this world changes, and will ultimately disappear. There is nothing that can be considered eternal or immutable. This view of the world was derived from Buddhism, but the idea of “mujo” was burned into the spirit of Japanese people beyond the strictly religious context, taking root in the common ethnic consciousness from ancient times.
The idea that all things are transient is an expression of resignation. We believe that it serves no purpose to go against nature. On the contrary, Japanese people have found positive expressions of beauty in this resignation."
Honestly, I wish I were dead.
Weeping she left with many tears,
And said; “Oh what terrible things”
we endured. Sappho, truly,
against my will I...
- bingerdinkhumpydunky said:I know this might come across as a shallow question, but I've been thinking about it for a very long time, so I thought I'd ask. What is your song "Source Decay" talking about? I can feel that there's a ton of emotion there, but I can't quite trace the story it's telling. The imagery in it is beautiful (particularly the highway being a mobius strip) but I feel like I need the backstory you imaged or experienced to make the whole picture make sense. Thanks so much for your time, I'm a huge fan.
Well, there are two stories in the song: the present-day one, in which a person relates how he makes a weekly trip to Austin from somewhere two...
I was the shadow of the waxwing slain
By the false azure in the windowpane
-Vladimir Nabokov +
- boy:girl:the boy and the girl do not have a conversationlove does not existyou're going to die some day
- “I said to my soul, be still, and wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love,
For love would be love of the...”