"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place...to Live
Japan counts over 5,000 "net cafe refugees" -- working poor people, mostly men, who live in the all-night cafes that offer meals, showers and clean underwear as well as web access.
Not exactly Hemingway, is it?
Read about Japan's Lost Generation.