A Cicada Shell by Matsuo Basho
A cicada shell;
it sang itself
I was recently gifted this beautiful watercolor by a favorite artist, Kelsey Schoenlein.
A collection of poetry, prose, logophilia and art that strikes a chord, deep or distant, within.
Rastrophiliopustrocity is a barrage of creative random thoughts, images, and ideas that spontaneously overwhelms the right brain, which then becomes immediately exercised when paired with discernment through the left brain under spacious awareness from an empty point.
1. the act or an instance of emancipating; the act of freeing or state of being freed; liberation.
2. the condition of being emancipated; freedom from inhibition and convention.
Etymology: from Latin ēmancipātus, past participle of ēmancipāre, “freed from control”; equivalent to ē-, prefix for “out of” + man(us), “hand” + -cip-, combining form of capere, “to seize”.
CASAS I CARBÓ, Ramón
Ramón Casas and Pere Romeu on a Tandem
Oil on canvas, 188 x 216 cm
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Indulge me at last when my heart is appealing,
And rescue my soul from despondency’s maw,
Instal me again in my peat-scented sheiling,
and let me look out on the wilds of Loch Awe.
In place of the visions from mists of obscurity
I’ll live once again in Argyllshire’s charm,
And the deeds I extol in the years of futurity
Will at once be enhanced by a sweep of the arm.
Ian D Campbell, Scottish poet, from his book of poetry published in 1935
Rain, midnight rain, nothing but the wild rain
On this bleak hut, and solitude, and me
Remembering again that I shall die
And neither hear the rain nor give it thanks
For washing me cleaner than I have been
Since I was born into solitude.
Blessed are the dead that the rain rains upon:
But here I…
Studio Ghibli | 1985 - 2014
After recent rumors of Studio Ghibli closing their animation department and the low box office numbers for When Marnie Was There, it was time to make an appreciation post for a company that has created true movie magic again and again. So, thank you, Studio Ghibli. Hopefully it isn’t good-bye just yet.Studio Ghibli is no longer producing animated films. So here’s to you, Ghibli, and everything you’ve given us.