W e recently adopted a couple of kittens. This one, Starbuck, enjoys chewing on booksdear fucking god
HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE
Random crow shows up on dude’s porch, looks him straight in the face and says ‘fuck you’
You know darling the more you drink the better it gets..!
Here’s a kanji that’s made out of the kanji for blade 刃 and the kanji for heart 心. It’s pronounced にん (nin) in compounds or しのぶ (shinobu) when it’s a verb by itself, and it’s used in words with a few different (related?) meanings:
Endurance or putting up with stuff. Because it takes endurance to go about your day with a blade in your heart.
- 忍耐力（にんたいりょく） patience, perseverance (耐 withstand, 力 strength, power, the power to~)
Being sneaky or stealthy. In my mind, this meaning is sort of like the other one because you have to be stealthy when you’re enduring a lot of pain with a straight face. Conceal. Don’t feel. Don’t let them know there’s a knife in your heart.
- 忍び泣き（しのびなき） Weeping softly (泣き crying). Because you’re being stealthy about it.
- 忍び込む（しのびこむ） to sneak into (込む put in)
and speaking of being sneaky…
- 忍者（にんじゃ） or 忍び（しのび） ninja, shinobi (“stealthy person”)
I believe the most important takeaway lesson here is that
the “nin” in “ninja” is a blade over a heart.
WHO DO YOU CALL WHEN YOU WANT A BLADE IN A HEART?
NINJAS, THAT’S WHO.
Winter Wrap Up!