June 25, 8:10-8:30
Today was about like yesterday. The only remarkable bits were levan polka, and seeing a particular image from Hokusai Manga become animated and the meaning more obvious. It was an ink painting of three samurai vassals pinching their noses outside a latrine with their lord inside. Add in hands waving away the stench, and a blithely uncomprehending expression on the lord, and the message becomes one about power, its exercise, and the inevitable human foibles that accompany it, to avoid the crassness of the idiom.
I should also probably mention that I went ahead and caught up with my backlog, since I don’t think limited computer access will be a problem in the next two days.