When Shinkai and Fan Art Remind You That “Gee, Nature is Pretty Gorgeous!”

I was not a particularly active youth, but I think I must have seemed like a mountain child compared to kids of this generation. I spent time outdoors most every day, and all morning and afternoon long during summertime. I walked trails cut in the desert near my home, searching for rattlesnakes and horny toads.… Read More When Shinkai and Fan Art Remind You That “Gee, Nature is Pretty Gorgeous!”

A Garden of Words in the Journey of Your Life

Most relationships we’ll have in life are temporary—impermanent and fleeting. We’re separated from friends, acquaintances, and colleagues by life changes, job offers, tragedy, and barriers that we sometimes raise ourselves. Makoto Shinkai, the famed animator, explores the ideas of distance and separation in all of his films, usually with a trace of sadness if not… Read More A Garden of Words in the Journey of Your Life