"…Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves just floating, floating….refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current; this is what we call the floating world…” Asai Ryoi, in Ukiyo Monogatari (Tales of the Floating World, 1661)
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Strange Green Monkey
Last night I dreamt a strange parrot green monkey had climbed into my bedroom through the open window and was doing back-flips on the small desk. I think I will chalk that one up as just a weird dream. Off to work.