Où sont les neiges d’antan ?

Screen Shot 2016-02-18 at 11.21.18Where are the snows of yesteryear? Well, right here. I’ve shot a second film of this morning’s sudden snowfall, and paired it with some music by a blind Japanese musician, Kimio Eto, who died in 2007: this “Koto Snow Fantasy” was recorded in the 60s. The Shinto rapture at the delicate nuances between changing seasons, in art and music, is well-known. 

“All Heaven and Earth
Flowered white obliterate…
Snow…unceasing snow” 

Hashin, Japanese Haiku

Click HERE to see my seasonal hymn to the nature spirits of Touraine.

 

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