Sunday, June 17, 2012


about Idleness

Every day I write notes on cards and hope that they will turn into something, pull together, et cetera. But then I read Sei Shonagon, or Thoreau’s journal, or my master Kenko, and I find that I prefer notes “unassembled” or just barely. Of course, the result, “a miscellany” (which is called zuihuitsu in Japanese) is hardly recognized as a legitimate form nowadays. But maybe it is enough for me. And I hope very much that you, too, will find these pieces fun to read.

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