Author Archives: schoi06

Hanami

Songwha Choi I was standing in front of the cherry blossom tree with holding the sake cup, when I noticed that the petals hang from tree branches was falling down. Spring blue sky— Cherry blossom petals hang from tree branches … Continue reading

Posted in Week 1: Shell of the Cicada | Leave a comment

Week 7: Powerful Natioalism

Week 7 : The Transcendental Order By Songwha Choi I was walking in front of Alewife station in the middle of the night when I noticed that the icicles hang from tree branches was falling down. Winter night— Icicles hang … Continue reading

Posted in Week 1: Shell of the Cicada | Leave a comment

Week 6:The Order of Here and Now

Week 6: The order of here-and-now By Songwha Choi I was walking in front of the student center in the evening when I noticed that the streetlight was reflecting bright light. Winter night— A standing streetlight Reflecting light   In … Continue reading

Posted in Week 6: The Order of Here and Now | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Week 5: Hedonism, Mono no Aware, Monstrosity | 1 Comment

Week 4 : Nothingness

Week 4: Nothingness By Songwha Choi On Friday evening, when I was on my way to a friend’s house to have a dinner, I saw a bright crescent moon in the night sky.   Winter night sky— A crescent moon Emitting … Continue reading

Posted in Week 4: Nothingness | 1 Comment

Week 3: Decine, Failure, and leaving the world

Think about Decline, failure, and leaving the world By Songwha Choi             On Saturday morning, I awoke to find the world mantled in a sheet of white snow.             Winter morning—             All the world             Turning white     … Continue reading

Posted in Week 3: Failure, Success, and Leaving the World | Leave a comment

Week 2 : Hakanasa to Mujo

Thinking about Hakanasa to Mujo By Song I got various colored roses as a present from my friend yesterday, so I put them in a vase to appreciate their beauty. Winter– Roses in a vase Already withering   In the second … Continue reading

Posted in Week 2: From Hakanasa to Mujo | Leave a comment

Evanescence and Form

Thinking about Cicadas By Songwha Choi  When I was on my way home in cold weather, I realized that many trees in my garden already had lost their leaves.          Garden trees without leaves          Winter’s withered trees           With … Continue reading

Posted in Week 1: Shell of the Cicada | Leave a comment