Happy Sunday , with more excerpts from’ Pillow Talk’ . She makes me smile, and I need a smile today. More here https://amonikabyanyuvva.wordpress.com/2012/09/15/2467/
Words That Look Commonplace but That Become Impressive When Written in Chinese Characters:
A prickly water-lily
A Doctor of Literature
A Provisional Senior Steward in the Office of the Emperor’s Household
Knotweed is a particularly striking example, since it is written with the characters for “tiger’s stick.” From the look on a tiger’s face one would imagine that he could do without a stick. [Morris, 1967; p.159
 Things that just keep passing by
A boat with its sail up.
Spring. Summer. Autumn. Winter.
 Things that no one notices
All the inauspicious days.
The aging of people’s mothers.
- Elegant Things
- A white coat worn over a violet waistcoat.
- Duck Eggs.
- Shaved Ice mixed with liana syrup and put in a new silver bowl.A rosary of rock crystal. Snow on wistaria or plum blossoms.
- A pretty child eating strawberries.
Read more about Shonago – The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon (Columbia University Press) translated and editied by Ivan Morris.