"…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 2, 2009
Daily Life: A Quick Shower of Rain
Shortly after I finished the last entry the skies opened up and gave us a quick ten minutes of heavy down pour, so now the apartment, which is wide open, smells of summer rain. Simply beautiful.