The Dream Diary of Monk Anchin – Felicity Drake

I went to the museum’s special exhibition on Seitokuji Temple alone, as was my habit. In the corner, there was a glass case full of portraits of the temple’s famous poets. The last portrait made me stop to take a second look. Unlike the other monks, this one was gazing directly out at the viewer. His face was painted in the standard Yamato-e style, just lines for the eyes and a hook for the nose,…

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A question for Felicity Drake

Q: Aliens. Are they out there?

A: In a vast universe, surely they are—although maybe in unfamiliar forms, or so far away that we can’t meet them (yet!).

It’s exciting to think that something so consequential is still totally unknown. It’s good to have a little sense of mystery in life.


Felicity Drake’s story “The Dream Diary of Monk Anchin” was
published on Friday, 20 July 2018.

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