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2020.03.29 15:12

Storytime: It's my birthday today. 😄, I'm 27. Though older, I

prefer the number to 26 and so far it is a wonderful day. 😉, I read Tanizaki's A Portrait of Shunkin today and want to share a passage from it for today's post. Here it is:

Excerpt from A Portrait of Shunkin by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.

[Shunkin speaking to her pupils of her nightingale, Tenko the Second.]

“Listen to Tenko, all of you! It was only an ordinary fledgling at first, but you can see what long training has done for it. No wild nightingale has a voice as beautiful as that. Some people may say that it is merely an artificial beauty; nothing is more lovely, they will tell you, than the song of the wild nightingale bursting suddenly out of the mist over a stream, as you wander through deep valleys looking for the flowers of spring. I cannot agree with them. It is only the time and place that make the call of the wild nightingale so moving; if you stop to listen, you realize that its voice is far from beautiful. But when you hear a bird as accomplished as Tenko, on the other hand, you are reminded of the tranquil charm of a secluded ravine — a rushing stream murmurs to you, clouds of cherry blossoms float up before your eyes. Blossoms and mist alike are within that song, and we forget that we are still in the dusty city. This is where art rivals nature. And here too is the secret of music.”
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  • Cacia的学习Plog 2020.03.29 15:15

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    HBD 🤗
  • 정어리떼 속 Dolphin 2020.03.29 15:16

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    Happy birthday to you and have a lovely birthday!🎂🎉
  • Amy 2020.03.29 15:16

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    happy birthday
  • مُحَمَّد 2020.03.29 15:16

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    Happy birthday 🎂
  • Mina 2020.03.29 15:16

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    Happy birthday!
  • GOODBYE 2020.03.29 15:17

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    Happy birthday to you🎉🎉🎂🎂
  • melodycat 2020.03.29 15:18

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    Happy Birthday!
  • ゆき 2020.03.29 15:18

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    Happy birthday, Shamus😉🎂🎉 Have a good one!
  • HaHaZe 2020.03.29 15:19

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    Happy birthday!
  • crystal 2020.03.29 15:19

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    Happy birthday 🎂🥳
  • Myriam 2020.03.29 15:19

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    Happy birthday 🎉🎊 to you and me it is my birthday too 🎊
  • 小饼干 2020.03.29 15:24

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    happy birthday
  • Champion of Afternoon Nap 2020.03.29 15:28

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    Happy birthday! !*Champion champagne*🎉🍻
  • Mieeeeee 2020.03.29 15:37

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    Happy birthday and thanks for your movements all the time that is good and help a lot💕💕💕💕💕💕💗🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂
  • Lulu 2020.03.29 15:43

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    Happy bday!! 🎉🎁Easy to remember because is my mom bday too 😁! Many blessings to u and your fam. Have a wonderful day full of surprises!! ✨🌟
  • Tarra 2020.03.29 15:49

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    生日快乐💐
  • 北方的冬天 2020.03.29 15:52

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    生日哈皮
  • Aya 2020.03.29 16:09

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    Happy birthday 🎉🎂
  • 女弋 2020.03.29 16:19

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    生日快乐🎂
  • Ann 2020.03.29 17:31

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    Wish you have a hahappy day.🌷
  • 0.0 2020.03.29 17:43

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    Happy birthday! Many happy returns 😉 27 can also be a good year!
  • Kate 2020.03.29 18:05

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    Many happy returns of the day🎉🎁✨
  • Daphne 2020.03.29 18:13

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    Happy birthday!!🎂😄
  • Ther 2020.03.29 18:35

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    Happy birthday!With very best wishes for your happiness in the Everyday!
  • Marie 2020.03.29 20:31

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    It was my birthday yesterday. Happy birthday!!!👍👍👍👍
  • Lily 2020.03.29 21:27

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    Happy Birthday! 🎈🎉
  • Andrei 2020.03.30 00:56

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    Happy birthday to you!
  • fLŎ̈ᖇiᏋ𐂂 2020.03.30 12:50

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    🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 Happy Birthday, Shamus... 😊💕 All the best for you.. 🎈🎁🎈🎁
  • Syrian_girl 2020.03.30 15:56

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    I'm keen on British accent I hope I speak like u one day😍

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