“Make Your Mind an Ocean.”
~ Lama Thubten Yeshe ~
Sometimes Kaoru will get into a dark depressing mood. When this happens, Shun will just stay by his friend and wait patiently.
And then Kaoru might talk. He might cry. He might curse. He might just keep quiet. It’s ok. Shun will just be there waiting and Kaoru knows it.
The other day, read a post by Cemal Ekin on how we can improve seeing and start seeing things we would previously miss out. Was eager to try the exercise described in the post as I figured improved seeing would be good for both my photography and painting.
And here’s my first practice. Not very good though…I would say.
Mikoto left his father’s house when he was 17 yrs old. He rented a room with the small inheritance from his deceased mother and worked part-time in a cafe set up by a group of old retirees while doing his studies.
His landlord and also one of owners of the cafe was a retired banker. He saw in Mikoto the son he never had and took him under his wings. He taught him to make good coffee, do sound investment, and how to enjoy his life. He became his mentor, his father and the family Mikoto has lost.
When his mentor passed on, he left Mikoto a house, his kimonos, his books and his cat.
Mikoto would wear his mentor’s kimonos during important occasion or whenever he feels lonely or lost or misses his mentor.
“Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.”
~ Snoopy ~
Goodbye. Another goodbye. And more coming up. It brings to mind a Chinese proverb: “天下没有不散的宴席” [lit.trans. All banquets will come to an end].
Years back I saw a lace outfit made by a BJD owner for her boy. Very beautiful lace. Very romantic outfit. Very sentimental. And I thought “Ah, I would like to make something like that for my boy too.” Well, I finally did it. Not as good but I’m happy with it for now.
So here is my little prince. (^ _ ^)
Kaoru loves music very much. He also hates it.
Karol’s parents are both famous musicians. And so he is under a lot of pressure to excel in music. He also gets a lot of attention from people because of his parents. He has learned since young, through hard ways to distrust people’s offer of friendship and smiles. Because of this, he has very few friends.
“Even with whatever people want to label me with,
there are so many other sides to me.”
~ Wiz Khalifa ~
Mikoto has many labels given to him: bastard, son of a money schemer, ruthless, talented , handsome etc. He has learned to ignore them all even when he was a boy. For these labels do not define him. He knows no boundary and he will not be limited by anyone.