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2021.05.02 13:05
Excerpt from The Reed Cutter by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki.

I had always thought the view would be like this. It was not a landscape that anyone would call a beauty spot or a scenic masterpiece, featuring craggy precipices or rapids that chewed at the boulders. Gentle hills and tranquil streams softly veiled in the evening mist - it was a genial, refined, and peaceful scene, like those in old Japanese paintings. Natural scenery will be viewed differently by different people, and there are probably some who would not consider a place like this worth a glance. But I am more apt to be lured into sweet daydreams by ordinary hills and streams like these, neither majestic nor unique, and find myself wanting to linger on and on. A scene like this one welcomes the traveler with a friendly smile, instead of startling the eye and enthralling the spirit. At a glance it would seem to be nothing, but standing here for a long time one is moved by a gentle affection, like the warm embrace of a loving mother. On a lonely evening, in particular, one longs to be drawn into those upstream mists, beckoning from afar.
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  • Shamus 2021.05.02 13:06

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    My new reading of The nightingales are drunk by Hafez is here: https://youtu.be/RfAV-uRhdeI
  • Nannan 2021.05.02 13:16

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    Nice voice
  • Nannan 2021.05.02 13:16

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    Nice reading
  • Mimma. 2021.05.02 13:55

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    Did you haven't time for reading whole page?
  • Shamus 2021.05.02 14:36

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    @Mimma. No. The final two sentences were too long so I posted them as a comment.
  • Shamus 2021.05.02 14:38

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    @Nannan @Rain Thank you.
  • Mimma. 2021.05.02 16:19

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    @Shamus Sorry, I didn't see that
  • Shamus 2021.05.02 16:28

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    @Mimma. No problem. ☺, Sometimes I post a moment in multiple parts and sometimes the additional material as comments. Just scroll down to be sure. 😉
  • Mizan khan 2021.05.02 16:42

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    Where is that?
  • Shamus 2021.05.02 16:57

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    @Mizan khan Somewhere in England I think.
  • May星空 2021.05.03 04:52

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    🌻

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