Sanctified Object

“Dreams, memories, the sacred–they are all alike in that they are beyond our grasp. Once we are even marginally separated from what we can touch, the object is sanctified; it acquires the beauty of the unattainable, the quality of the miraculous. Everything, really, has this quality of sacredness, but we can desecrate it at a touch. How strange man is! His touch defiles and yet he contains the source of miracles.”

Yukio Mishima, Spring Snow

_MG_9846_web_sRGBHanako does not recognize Yoshio, from my photographic adaption of Yukio Mishima’s HANJO

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