The word is derived from the Japanese word mono (物?), which means "thing", and aware (哀れ?), which was a Heian period expression of measured surprise (similar to "ah" or "oh"), translating roughly as "pathos", "poignancy", "deep feeling", or "sensitivity", or "aware". Thus, mono no aware has frequently been translated as "the 'ahh-ness' of things", life, and love. Awareness of the transience of all things heightens appreciation of their beauty, and evokes a gentle sadness at their passing. "A sensitivity to ephemera"

 

galeriadeilusiones:

Selkie
Selkies are seals that can transform into humans to come onto land. They do this by removing their skins which they leave behind rocks. There are many stories from the Shetland Islands of Scotland of the Selkie and the king of Selkies the Great Selkie of Sule Skerry.
Female Selkies can shed their skin to become a beautiful woman enabling them to walk on land and blend in with society. If a man finds the skin of a female Selkie he has the power to own the Selkie as his wife. The Selkie will usually be a good wife with some sadness in her heart, a longing to return to the sea. If the female Selkie is able to recover her seal skin she will immediately head for the sea, transform into a seal and return to her original home.
Male Selkies are also known to be able to control the weather and create storms across the ocean. They do this with the intent to destroy hunting ships in revenge of their fellow seal friends that are hunted and killed.
 

galeriadeilusiones:

Selkie

Selkies are seals that can transform into humans to come onto land. They do this by removing their skins which they leave behind rocks. There are many stories from the Shetland Islands of Scotland of the Selkie and the king of Selkies the Great Selkie of Sule Skerry.

Female Selkies can shed their skin to become a beautiful woman enabling them to walk on land and blend in with society. If a man finds the skin of a female Selkie he has the power to own the Selkie as his wife. The Selkie will usually be a good wife with some sadness in her heart, a longing to return to the sea. If the female Selkie is able to recover her seal skin she will immediately head for the sea, transform into a seal and return to her original home.

Male Selkies are also known to be able to control the weather and create storms across the ocean. They do this with the intent to destroy hunting ships in revenge of their fellow seal friends that are hunted and killed.

 

saddeer:

zkac:

what’s Whitney Houston’s favorite type of coordination?

HAAAAAAAAAND EYEEEEEEEEEE

i hate this i hate u 

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free (via observando)

eatsleepdraw:

House with the Red Door
acrylic, ink on 24” x 24” wood panel
AusBraCa

eatsleepdraw:

House with the Red Door

acrylic, ink on 24” x 24” wood panel

AusBraCa