July 22

People who live in nature, among the simple rocks and soil and rivers, are imbued with a special something. Our ancestors made that something a part of themselves, and sometimes that something is transferred to us. I have also been gifted that something, and the next generation will be able to feel it too. I hope all of us will appreciate the texture and charm of the natural world. That’s our true lineage, the medium through which we can pass things on across the centuries.

-Shiro Miura, “The Thing Which Connects People To Their Past