Unbearably Close

I suffered.

I suffered.

I suffered.

What then, can you want from me?

 

And then I found this…

“…in the Heian court period so gloriously captured by Lady Murasaki Shikibu in A Tale of Genji, the “sudden death” which camellias symbolized could as well be the sudden death of dreams, illusions, & love affairs. There was tragedy in camellias because they are simultaneously things of great beauty & of transience, indicative of the “sadness of things” in Buddhist philosophy, & it is out of such contradictions that all beauty arises.”

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