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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Plants and worn, aged materials are generally used by Japanese garden designers to suggest an ancient and faraway natural landscape, and to express the fragility of existence as well as time's unstoppable advance.

      Description of elements that compose and give atmosphere to the gardens.

    2. Japanese gardens (日本庭園, nihon teien) are traditional gardens[1] whose designs are accompanied by Japanese aesthetic and philosophical ideas, avoid artificial ornamentation, and highlight the natural landscape.

      Brief definition of a Japanese Garden.

  2. Aug 2018
  3. Jul 2018
    1. And the perfect afternoon slowly ripened, slowly faded, slowly its petals closed

      An intriguing metaphor: the novel's name is The Garden Party, but nothing happened at the garden party was narrated in the novel, the only allusion to the process of the party is this, a few compliments on Laura's stunning appearance, and good-byes. Perhaps the metaphor also indicates that Laura's innocent age, (when she had not a taste of life and death), slowly ripened, and slowly faded with the perfect afternoon at the exact same time.

  4. Jul 2017
  5. May 2017
    1. To augment collaborative human and ecosystem capacity to perceive and to wisely address complex local and global issues. In all deliberations, consider onto the 7th generation.

      The TopicQuests Mission

  6. Mar 2017
    1. daily process of trying to explain and connect incoming ideas rather than rating them and arguing them changes your brain in helpful ways.
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