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the fault in our stars by jyoujo the fault in our stars by jyoujo

When someone dies and no one will misses them ,
the mourning is assigned to a random human .
this is why you sometimes just feel sad for no reason .

- tumblr anon .

Pearl Jam - " Sirens "

you know me . like every year . here it is .

Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations
of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in 地 獄(also known as Hell), and guide the dead into the next reincarnation.
A famous legend is of two elves: 曼 珠, who guarded the flower, and 沙 華 who guarded the leaves. Out of curiosity, they defied their fate of guarding the herb alone,
and managed to meet each other. At first sight, they fell in love ♥ with each other. G.O.D, exasperated by their waywardness, separated the miserable couple,
and laid a curse on them as a punishment: the flowers of 曼 珠 shall never meet the leaves of 沙 華 again.
It was said that when the couple met after death in hell , they vowed to meet each other after reincarnation. However, neither of them could keep their words. ♥

Some other legends have it that when a person sees someone that they may never meet again, these flowers, also called red spider lilies,
would bloom along the path. Perhaps because of these sorrowful legends .

"I forget, tell me again
what do you want
you'll be close, not close enough
not close enough for my kind of heart
you say words you can't take back
used to be love
now it's words hard to look at
hard to look at with the lights on
in your head it must not sound so bad
or why would you say it
when you know I feel it"

i just read the John Green's book "the fault in our stars"
a m a z i n g !


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a l w a y s !


Everything has chains... absolutely nothing's ever changed .
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katatonia91 Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What is this flower's name?
I must check, if I can have it in my garden, they're absolutely stunning.
jyoujo Oct 15, 2013  Student Photographer
It's called spider Lilly or
Lycoris radiata
katatonia91 Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
KarolinaTrojka Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi. Your work has been featured here!…
Rakuenless Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for naming this flower and explaining it's myth.

For several years now, I've been periodically seeing it here and there in various artworks and media, and heard of its connection with death and hell, but I never could get anyone to tell me what the flower was called. I'm happy to finally know. :)

Though the myth made me sad. </3
jyoujo Oct 14, 2013  Student Photographer
those things happen in life everyday ,
don't be sad. we all left someone behind .
even if we don't want to .
SaraPereiraArt Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MysticalDreamer Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As I thought about it more and more... would you ever sell prints of this piece? I would 100% buy one because I love this one so much!
jyoujo Sep 26, 2013  Student Photographer
 Sure , I can work on a print for this .
But first ,I wanna ask you something : 
Why did you like this piece ? 
Are you familiar with  meaning of this flower?

And at last , "Masters in East Asian Languages and Literatures
Focus in Japanese .
An " Want to teach high school Japanese " 
This is pretty impressive .
Where did you teach in here ,
I mean which province ?
MysticalDreamer Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes I know the meaning of the flower. I studied Japanese religion in my master's program and was always fascinated with this flower, especially how it is associated with hell. I love Japanese myths and stories, especially those surrounding nature like the moon, sun, formation of the continent of Japan, etc.

I don't mind the meaning of the flower. It is beautiful in its own way. I may also associate it with the fact that I will never meet with my brother again since he passed this year.

I like this piece in particular because of the gentleness of all the colors and how elegant a flower which is associated with hell can look. I have always loved this flower for some reason. Maybe because it isn't trying to show off with brilliant colors and big petals.

I did a study abroad in Fukui for one year and taught English for 2 years in Okayama. Now I am back in America, I just received my Master's degree in Japanese Pedagogy and I am looking for a job to teach Japanese now.

I really appreciate your work. It's always very beautiful.
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