Tag Archives: impermanence

I met a traveller from an antique land

朝顔の花一時 (Asagao no hana hitotoki; “The morning glory flower, a single moment”) Definition: Something’s peak or prime only lasts for a short time. Decline and entropy are all too easy. Like the morning glory flower that blooms at dawn and … Continue reading

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“And all the heat in the universe / is gonna coooool doooown”

Doubly topical! This week we’re reading a section of the Tale of the Heike for class. 諸行無常 sho.gyou.mu.jou Literally: many / various – go – no – ordinary / always Alternately: Nothing lasts forever. All worldly things are transient. Sic transit … Continue reading

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