Some locations are attractive to Japanese spirits - kami
- and the nature of the location defines the nature of the spirit attracted to it. So says Shinto. This extends out to other objects
too, such as trees, stones, ovens and toilets.
But if places and trees can host such beings, what about fruit and vegetables? What spirits does a gnarled carrot lure in, or a perfectly rotund strawberry? The specimens that we're sad to eat because they're so beautiful. The ones we laugh at because of what they remind us of. The waste we leave behind, because it doesn't look like in the books.
The veins of a cabbage, but something other than blood.
Are cabbage patch kids just kami in disguise?
Other things while I'm here:
My Body, A Timeline
is an incredibly honest piece of writing.
Craig Mod on the joy of newsletters