Saturday, April 29, 2017

#SOL17: Mining Books: 物の哀れ

Impermanence (M.A. Reilly, 2017)


I.

I have been mining books. Reading and connecting. For example when I was reading Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Textbook,  I was stopped by this section.

from Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Textbook, p. 269


Death is a dividing line. There's no mistaking that second when life has left a body. I watched my mother die and my husband and in each situation the animated, loving people they were ceased to be.



II.

Towards the end of the book, I come across a Japanese term included by Amy.  This too seemed relevant.

from Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Textbook, p. 319


I wanted to remember the word so I included it in the painting I did that tops this post.



III.

Some days, way does lead on to way.



2 comments:

  1. Can you explain....Some days, way does lead on to way. Meaning....way is the unknown? My brain is in that grief brain state. I feel like a crazy unhinged person and quite sane within seconds. I appreciate the insight, since my brain....you probably understand.

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    1. I do understand. The line is from a Frost poem. On occasion i find myself moving through life and one turn in the road leads to the next without effort on my part....

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