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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mono no aware

I remember a term from long-ago Japanese art history classes: mono-no-aware. It means "the pathos of things", and conveys a sense of the ephemeral nature of the world.

It is the term for what I feel at this point in the fall. Rain comes down and leaves with it. Darkness leaves later in the morning and comes more quickly in the evening. The season has changed.

A reflective time...

What are you looking forward to?

What do you think about the most?

What are your worries?

What are the small pleasures of each day?

With who can you share your thoughts and dreams?