What a strange, demented feeling…



What a strange, demented feeling it gives me when I realize I have spent whole days before this inkstone, with nothing better to do, jotting down at random whatever nonsensical thoughts have entered my head 

Kenkō , Essays in Idleness  p. 3


3 thoughts on “What a strange, demented feeling…

  1. Nice! So little has changed in 700 years. Love the name of the book that it’s from, if only because it is close to unpronounceable in its Westernized version, and the kanji make such an intriguing pattern.: Tsurezuregusa (徒然草?,

    1. You are truly a Renaissance woman! The book is very interesting because it’s the strangest mixture of the banal and the memorable. At times I’m reminded of Mary Bennett in “Pride and Prejudice” – ‘Mary wished very much to say something clever but knew not how.’

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