Monthly Archives: February 2013

Morning Saplings (Week 5)

I was sitting on my upstairs porch with a cup of coffee Saturday morning and noticed a tree beginning to bud. Winter sapling sprouts beneath snow Awakened This week’s discussions on Hedonism were particularly interesting to me. Birthed from the … Continue reading

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Week 5: Hedonism

Week 5: Hedonism, mono no aware, and monstrosity No moment this week   The fifth week, we mainly discussed the value of Hedonism which is a different response to evanescence. Our lives are fragile and weak, so the hedonism that … Continue reading

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Hedonism

I was in Boston on Saturday night when I noticed how nice the street lamps could look at night. Bright lights in a row illuminating life   This past week’s readings and lectures showed us a change in the way … Continue reading

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Hedonism

Alas, no moment this week. The concept of constant change and evanescence is in a way, relatively depressing. We are all essentially powerless and like leaves in the wind, subject completely to the whims of something we have no say … Continue reading

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Ukiyo Redefined

By Michael Chu I was releasing the first sky lantern on Friday night for my lantern festival event at the Tisch Rooftop. Ignited lantern Past the tip of my finger Into the sky Ukiyo has a different meaning to the … Continue reading

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Hedonism

Posting on HEDONISM; I was biking from West Hall to Carm for breakfast.. A familiar path not straight wriggly tire mark In the beginning of Saikaku’s characters story of downfall, she says “ “I began to feel strangely restless”. This … Continue reading

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I suck. You suck. We all suck. This post sucks?

I went on a long run with a friend to the other night and saw the sunset over the ice-covered Mystic Lakes. Sun setting Frozen lake cracks I catch my breath Why not pursue the pleasures in life before all … Continue reading

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hedonism

I was on the bus from New York to Boston on Saturday night, and saw the trees and unmelted snow in the dim light. Fleeting trees Illuminated by the snow Stretching into night sky   Last week we talked about … Continue reading

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Pursuit of Pleasure

Sarah Marakos Unfortunately, I did not have a lyrical experience this week. Most of our discussion this week was about living life in pursuit of pleasure.  This concept of Hedonism sounds pretty good to me- who doesn’t like to feel … Continue reading

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Hedonism

  This week I was walking back from Olin at night, and I noticed a large sheen of ice sitting amidst the snow in the center of the residential quad.   Snow melting   The ice shines   Reflecting yellow … Continue reading

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