"…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)
Friday, April 10, 2009
Daily Life: I Sleep Great
I had an amusing experience last night. I woke up about 2:00 a.m., fully awake, laying in the darkness of the bedroom. I had one very clear conscious thought. I thought "Man, I am sleeping great!" Then I promptly fell back asleep.