Thirst for love or Ai no Kawaki in Japanese, is Yukio Mishima's 1950 novel. This is extremely early in his writing career. This is his second major novel, the first being Confessions of a mask. Etsuko is a widow who lives with her father-in-law Yakichi in the Sugimoto household, after her husband passed away from … Continue reading Thirst for love by Yukio Mishima, book review.
Of Water & the Spirit: A Liturgical study of Baptism by Alexander Schmemann is a Christian book which seeks to bring back the traditional meaning of Baptism by explaining it and its liturgical elements. He traces its origins as a Christian ceremony of re-creation which would be primarily performed and celebrated on Pascha (Easter). The … Continue reading Of Water & the Spirit by Alexander Schmemann
When it comes to the subject of NEETs (people 'Not in Education, Employment, or Training'), it seems to me that the YouTuber Godwinson was correct. He made the argument that all people had periods of being a NEET: when a child we had Summer holidays where we had no routine, in between jobs when we … Continue reading NEETs, work, women and marriage
The anti-preacher carrying his lamp, Wretched and dressed like a tramp. He says he is looking for God In the streets, not a church to be awed. What is the message that he preaches? Is it worthy of the sinful ticks and leeches? 'God is dead, and we have slain him! We killed him!', his … Continue reading #225 – God is dead
Beautiful from birth, like a princess Ready for the Matsugae's name and son. Engaged to the Emperor's son, while sleeping With her true love Kiyoaki, she voided him From her womb in two ways. Being unable To bear it she became a nun and prayed ceaselessly Through the lives of the reincarnations of her First … Continue reading #222 – Satoko
A young man of sixteen, as a watcher With ships as his prime delight, the ugly Girl who believes she is beautiful to bother him. In a bathtub his three set moles can be seen. Adopted by Honda, the old lawyer of much money, He accepted and set up plans to hurt his father. With … Continue reading #221 – Toru