Propaganda of the Day:
Be the crab that aids the Escape.
Spider lily red. Not of the castle, nor of the village.
Welcoming back the muse for my current project “Spider Lily Red”. Update on that next.
Once a friend told me; Cicada is a symbol of rebirth.
Photographed macro on August 2014, edited with VSCO Cam circa June 2017, and posted originally on VSCO May 29, 2019.
For this post I used the approximate edited date as the published date so as to form a cohesive narrative altogether.
For a few years I experimented lots using VSCO app. including this “solarization” psychedelia edit, was fun and helpful, thanks!!
Published on February 21, 2021.
(Jizou: a Buddhist rock statue, its humble presence usually found on roadside, in a corner of a temple, as a requiem for departed, an aid for suffering.)
Best jizous I’ve ever seen live in my neighborhood. Their stone-made presence weighs of the spirit. I sit and ponder on their shrine’s faded wooden verandah. So lucky, ain’t I. Then I glance over, their expression exudes. Surely honey, indeed, and that is quite so with everybody. Lucky, everyone, in ways no one else can know.
Carved, most probably by a monk on pilgrimage, he won it within himself, to let it speak through the simplest of lines. You ought to know simple is hard, creativity brutal, what you got inside, turns up regardless. That’s quite alright they say, they are the best jizous I’ve ever seen.
Red of the lilies around them somehow look the deepest. Someone who knew, once stood here. I think of the monk, the time he lived long since past, chiseling in bold, determined strikes, what he conveyed a timeless truth. Walking back to my car I find, in a bouquet of my favorite lilies, a glimpse of my own lucky bouncing in my arms.
All photos were taken on last Sunday of September 2016, at a location, best remain undisclosed, where I regularly raise a cup to our individual luckies.
Just wanted to see how a longish title would look.
As a research for my upcoming dye piece, I’ve been taking way too many photos of spider lily blossoms. Through this practice ideas seem to emerge. Well, they better.
Here I picked the best of, all taken just recently.
追記 on 2020年11月29日：
Last Edited: November 29, 2020.