I met Lin at a Dada Life concert last November and we have been friends ever since.
She was standing next to me and I thought she was just lovely, so I asked for her phone number and we had dinner that week. Clearly she is stunning, but even more, she is inquisitive, adventurous, and creative. When we talk about our ideas and desires she always challenges me to think more deeply about my motivations and why I hold a certain belief just by asking simple questions. I relate to her feeling of restlessness and wanting to burst out of her being to reach more fully formed, magical iterations of herself. This coupled with peace in the present moment, I feel inspired when we spend time together.
We both love to revel in the imagination and write in our journals about our visions for the future, so last Saturday that’s exactly what we did. Throw in some props, music, make-up, and photographs, and we had ourselves an afternoon straight out of a childhood playbook. Love you Rin-chan ❤
‘when people of the present day see these blossoms, it is as if they see them in a dream.’
“the unenlightened cannot fully perceive the flower as it really is, cannot experience it directly and purely. Instead it is approached as an object apart from the viewer, the subject. It is not seen as an extension of his or her own reality. The ordinary mind permits this dichotomy of nature, but in the Zen mind, man and flower become one, merged into a seamless fabric of life.”
– Zen koan
I don’t purport to have a zen mind, but what a beautiful idea…
xo your friend alice
Paintings by Utagawa Hiroshige (1847)
Location: Kotobuki, Taito-ku, Tokyo, Japan