Soldier for Beauty
Soldier for Beauty - A Self-Portrait is a visualization of the haiku by Matsuo Basho:
translated into English:
The summer grasses—
Of the brave soldiers' dreams
yume no ato)
Translation from here.
Soldier for Beauty - A Self-Portrait is a contemplation in the spirit of mono no aware. Mono no aware (物の哀れ), literally "the pathos of things", and also translated as "an empathy toward things", or "a sensitivity to ephemera", is a Japanese term for the awareness of impermanence (無常 mujō), or transience of things, and both a transient gentle sadness (or wistfulness) at their passing as well as a longer, deeper gentle sadness about this state being the reality of life.
Thanks to Dr Tim Lomas for the inspiration! http://www.drtimlomas.com