Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Komorebi (August)

Incalculable are the leaves preparing to emerge in August in Australia. A census could not calculate their profusion, mere statistics would crash the whole system. We are not talking simple millions. As they emerge the sun engenders their growth and we are blessed who may read the print version at leisure, no retrieving or tapping. The Japanese have the noun komorebi, “the sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees”, descriptive of the sun’s interplay through trees, but maybe also cognate with the longer Germano-Grecian word, photosynthesis. Komorebi: a colour word, sunlight seen through green foliage, creator and created.

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