I can easily be distracted by visual displays of color and pattern. I relate to infants watching a mobile; their eyes are bright with excitement and their chubby little legs kick with glee. If I were a bird, I’d be right after the mate with the most colorful and hypnotic plumage.
So I guess I was ready made for Japan. On my first visit there I was immediately attracted to…..almost everything. So much eye candy (for lack of a better description). I was fascinated by it all. Pity anyone who was with me. They were required to move VERY s l o w l y, so as to savor and attempt to consume it all as I pointed out each thing that caught my eye, foolishly hoping my companion would get the same jolt I did. I clearly did not trust their own abilities.
The diversity, power and beauty of Japanese ceramics and its long tradition make this art form one to be savored.
Nice bowl of candy, Dianne. Eye candy is the only kind I enjoy and this post is chock full!! There have been some pretty good cherry blooms here in SB. Hoping to get over the hills to see the wildflowers soon.
thanks David!It’s been such a fine spring!
Diane, I had to giggle when I saw eye candy. For a friend and me whilst in Japan, eye candy – or as we like to say “me no ame/めのあめ” – is a Japanese man whose good looks stop us in our tracks. To your point, though, eye candy is everywhere and there’s no better candy store than nature. Loved this issue of NOY. Thank you.