Hitomi Mokusei

Resident Since: 2006-09-11 (13 years, 7 months ago)

Mono no aware -
"a deep, empathetic appreciation of the ephemeral beauty manifest in nature and human life, and it is therefore usually tinged with a hint of sadness".
"The sound of the bell of Gion shôja echoes out the impermanence of all things."
So begins the Japanese classic Tale of the Heike Clan. In those few words we find the expression of a world view that suggests life is as short and as hauntingly beautiful as the thrum of a bell resonating in a courtyard.

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