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TFW you see the universe in a flower through a flower in the universe

拈華微笑 nen.ge.mi.shou Literally: twist (with the fingers) – flower – delicate/minute – laugh/smile Alternately: Communicating “heart to heart,” without words or writing. Subtle, unspoken communication. Plucking or toying with a flower, and a smile. Notes: In other contexts, 微笑 can … Continue reading

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This week’s kotowaza was brought to my attention by a friend, who used a related version (see Notes) in a Facebook post a while back. 待つ間が花 (matsu ma ga hana; “the time spent waiting is a flower”) Definition: Anticipation is … Continue reading

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