Kizuna (絆) is a Japanese word meaning bond. Connection between people.
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.
Wúmén Huìkāi, Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn
From Wiki: Wumen Huikai (simplified Chinese: 无门慧开; traditional Chinese: 無門慧開; pinyin: Wúmén Huìkāi; Wade-Giles: Wu-men Hui-k’ai; Japanese: Mumon Ekai) (1183–1260) is a Song period Chán (Japanese: Zen) master most famous as the compiler of and commentator on the 48-koan collection The Gateless Gate (Japanese: Mumonkan). Wumen was at that time the head monk of Longxiang (Wade-Giles: Lung-hsiang; Japanese: Ryusho) monastery.
A thunderclap under the clear blue sky
All beings on earth open their eyes;
Everything under heaven bows together;
Mount Sumeru leaps up and dances.
About the poem…
From Wiki: ”Wumen was born in Hangzhou and his first master was Gong Heshang. However, it was Zen master Yuelin Shiguan (月林師觀; Japanese: Gatsurin Shikan) (1143–1217) who gave Wumen the koan “Zhaozhou’s dog”, with which Wu-men struggled for six years before he finally attained realization. After his understanding had been confirmed by Yuelin, Wumen wrote his enlightenment poem.” Image: oshoinuk.files.wordpress
Perseus detail (Perseus with the head of Medusa), Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence (via: seasonofthewitch.blog)
I’m making a lot of mistakes posting this morning. :-/
Still very sleepy and should stop before I screw something else up. LOL
Have a good day everyone. :)
Must Love Cats Japan Episode (via: youtube | batuchka)
Artemis: Because cats.
Tama’s in it too. :)
The Motion Picture Camera: Past, Present and Future, SOC 2014 Jery October
For the Society of Camera Operators 2014 Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Edited by Bob Joyce
Music: “Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor)” by John Murphy
Artemis: Well done. Watch fullscreen or lightbox.