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Interruption of the regular flow of rhythm. To play off-beat.

Experimentation. Disregard of any norm.

A path all to yourself.

This is where I’m hoping to take my ambitions.

Art Photography


Recently my work has been heavily influenced by plants, flowers and all things garden-y. I think it’s due to a combination of spring being well and truly underway, and the fact that my boyfriend is a gardener by trade and studying Horticulture at university. 104 more words

General Wonderings

Taking the Path

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
-Henry David Thoreau


Temples, Tourists, and Tradition: Taking on Kyoto

Of all the places in Japan we’d heard of (aside from Tokyo, of course), Kyoto’s reputation definitely preceded it. We had read that it was the best city to enjoy the cherry blossoms, visit temples and shrines, and get a taste of what traditional Japan is and was. 2,362 more words

KotoJazz 13: Koto Jazz & The Shinto Source

This week, I visited North America’s first sanctioned Japanese Shinto Shrine, the Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America in Granite Falls, Washington (a suburb of Seattle). I was lead back to the Shinto spiritual nature just as I described- immersion into the beauty within the leaf of a delicate red lace maple tree, luminescent light green moss dripping down from tree branches in the world’s largest temperate rain forest ecoregion (as defined by World Wildlife Fund). 420 more words

Koto Jazz