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*Colophon: a publisher’s or printer’s distinctive emblem, used as an identifying device on its books and other works.
I’ve always been partial to the Penguin publisher’s colophon, that little penguin in the oval has always been a good sign for me. 85 more words
Wikipedia says it all:
“Mono no aware (物の哀れ), literally ‘the pathos of things’, and also translated as ‘an empathy toward things’, or ‘a sensitivity to ephemera’, is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.” 48 more words