Tuesday, February 26, 2008


after giving blood
plum blossom rain


jem said...

I like this, its unusual and striking and promotes further thought.

Anonymous said...


Hi Josh,

That's a really good play on words with 'aware'.

"aware": Japanese aesthetic term that suggests a fleeting or impermanent nature of things.


josh said...

Thanks Jem.

I'm glad you picked up on the pun. I'd hoped that it wasn't too "in your face". I understand aware to also mean the ability of an object, event or scene to stimulate emotion, particularly of sadness or regret. Used in this sense by Basho in the phrase mono no aware: 'the touchingness of things'.

Thanks Alan!