Saturday, March 14, 2009

Saturday Show and Tell

A few tidbits from The Pillow Book of the master of cute lists, Sei Shonagon:

Things that give a Clean Feeling
An earthen cup.  A new metal bowl.
A rush mat.
The play of light on water as one pours it into a vessel.
A new wooden chest.

Things that give an Unclean Feeling
A rat's nest.  
Someone who is late in washing his hands in the morning.
White snivel, and children who sniffle as they walk.
The containers used for oil.
Little sparrows.
A person who does not bathe for a long time even though the weather is hot.
All faded clothes give me an unclean feeling, especially those that have glossy colours.

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