At Sol, one part of the wall is painted in magenta.
This color, discovered by Goethe, is a combination of red and violet,
which respectively are the lowest and highest colors of the visible spectrum.
Red is most heavy with long wavelengths signifying Roughness.
Violet is light with short wavelengths signifying Delicateness.
Hence, in Japan, violet is commonly used to represent the highest rank.
The words, “reason is formed by the height of culture and the height of animality” represent this ideology;
when the extremities of the vulgar and the refined exist, instead of combining both and diving it in half,
it is the intuition of going both directions simultaneously.
This is what is referred to as the Middle Way in Buddhism, meaning when exact opposites exist,
one does not take what is in the center but encloses them both.
Sol’s aim to synthesize the man-made, contemporary and western, with the natural, antique and eastern,
alludes to the meaning of the color magenta, which signifies a mixture of opposite colors.
Thus, magenta is the symbol of the Middle Way.

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無駄な殺生

Tocoの庭もあっという間にひどくボーボー。
雑草なんてものはない、と宣った昭和天皇の言葉を思い、放置とも思ったけど、やっぱ無理。
『奇跡の林檎』読んで、益虫と害虫の隔ても人間にとってでしかないってこともわかるけど、やっぱ無理。
がむしゃらに草むしり。
抜けば地中から百足に団子虫に蝸牛なんかがウジャウジャ。一瞬ギョっとは思うけど、なんだか平気になってる。
そんなことしてたら、

ジャガイモが。
なぜ庭の真ん中に?
違う場所に植え直してみた。
秋には収穫できるかも。