Aug 30, 2013


As of August, 52 pyromaniacs arrested this year in Portugal. Probably just petty paid criminals. Why is it that I can understand the gesture of the man who set fire to the Kyoto Golden Pavilion but not these guys. Mishima's way with words?
I remember sitting alone in another of Kioto's wooden temples. (Alone, because japanese turists come in waves, and hurry, even at home. In between waves, as on a beach, there is a moment of quiet. ) I was sitting under the mighty sugi pillars and thinking about it. About the fire. What difference does it make to your religious feeling if the houses of the holy are made of stone, heavy, unmovable, eternal, or of wood, light, removable, fragile?

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