Saturday, April 29, 2017

#SOL17: Mining Books: 物の哀れ

Impermanence (M.A. Reilly, 2017)


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.


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.


Some days, way does lead on to way.


  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 probably understand.

    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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