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"Between the idea
And the reality
Between the motion
And the act
Falls the Shadow
For Thine is the Kingdom"

T.S. Eliot “The Hollow Men”

"五月病"

[ごがつびょう][gogatsubyou]

Noun

- blues experienced by college freshmen or workplace recruits shortly after beginning school or work; the May blues

Examples:

10年もしたら、五月病という言葉はなくなるかもしれません。

[じゅうねんもしたら、ごがつびょうということばはなくなるかもしりません][juunen mo shitara, gogatsubyou to iu kotoba wa naku naru kamoshirimasen]

- Probably in 10 years time, perhaps the word of May sickness might disappear.

「日本では4月から働き始めた新入社員が働く目的を見失い精神的に落ち込むことがあります」「いわゆる五月病と呼ばれているものですね」

[「にほんではしがつからはたらきはじめたしんにゅうしゃいんがはたらくもくてきをみうしないせいしんてきおちこむことがあります。」「いわゆるごがつびょうとよばれているものですね」][“nihon de wa shikagatsu hatarakihajimeta shinnyuushain ga hataraku mokuteki wo miushinai seishinteki ni ochikomu koto ga arimasu” “iwayuru gogatsubyou to yobarete iru mono desu ne”]

- “In Japan, new employees who start their jobs in April sometimes lose their sense of purpose in working and feel depressed.” “That is called ‘May depression,’ right?”

swingsetindecember:

i’d still buy a box

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"Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown."

William Shakespeare “Henry IV”

Winter Komiket 2013 haul! Can’t wait for next year ^_^

Winter Komiket 2013 haul! Can’t wait for next year ^_^

"Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."

Vincent Van Gogh (via fawun)

(Source: huqqa-pani, via villenoire)

好天気 ^_^ (at 楽天株式会社)

好天気 ^_^ (at 楽天株式会社)

1910-again:

Pinky Marcius-Simons (1867-1909), Vision of a Demon n.d.

1910-again:

Pinky Marcius-Simons (1867-1909), Vision of a Demon n.d.

(Source: sothebys.com, via villenoire)