Drizzle; snow on the mountain, a quiet day reading The Ink Dark Moon, Love Poems by Ono no Komachi and Izumi Shikibu, Women of the Ancient Court of Japan and the latest Jack Reacher thriller by Lee Child. Lovely combination. One of the poems by Izumi Shikibu is perfect for the day.
All the flowers have fallen in this wind blowing through the night. What will there be for consolation tomorrow? [Translated by Jane Hirshfield with Mariko Aratani]