"...to enclose the present moment; to make it stay; to fill it fuller and fuller, with the past, the present and the future, until it shone, whole, bright, deep with understanding."

Virgina Woolf, The Years


Books I've parted with

Suddenly finding the book I've long been searching for, or having the book I've been thinking about appear right before me, feels like there is some sort of fate. Like there's a God of Old-Book Markets setting up a happy encounter with the book I long for. I had the feeling that he was setting me up with books I had long ago parted with.

Voz y rostro de una Otome in The Night is Short, Walk on Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa

The Gravedigger's a Daughter III - Nature's law

How long will a man lie i' the earth ere he rot?
- Hamlet

little two
little three
little graves
and perhaps a fourth?
All just within this season

Did I forget to write the obituaries?
Or carve the inscriptions on the headstones?
Here and there such and such do lie...

Or will I ever visit these absences again?
Will there be a need to know
where each of them is hidden?

Oblivion does to so-called love
what worms do to a corpse
It is nature's law