Yuriko Rill

  • Well, for authority to be authority and not power, it must come from Dea. That is the symbolism present in coronations when the highest ranking clergy places the crown on the head of the monarch.

    That is why I hedged with respect to the Japanese imperial family. The imperial family used to claim that they were children of the (feminine) Sun God.…[Read more]

  • I believe I found a bit of an Exhibit B, as it were, along the same lines as Exhibit A.

    Here is a clip of full songs from the 13 Official Disney Princesses singing in (or close to) their Native Languages (in terms of their setting and stories). It is a bit long, around 30 minutes. It is really interesting to see the change over time.…[Read more]

  • Yes, perhaps I did speak a little too broadly. To be honest, I do not really know. The examples you cited could perhaps be true authority, or at least closer to true authority. I do believe that the Japanese imperial family was forced to renounce such claims after World War II, at least officially.

    It is a bit of a grey area, as you say.

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Oh that is so lovely! Thank you for telling us about it!

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Oh how very exciting! Hee…when you said you were so blonde, I expected to here a tale about ordering the wrong book, getting lost on the way to the delivery place-y, or something of the like! I think that your reaction was quite normal for any maid, blonde or brunette…..but, there may be brunette rules that I do not know about as a blonde…heee

  • I have been thinking about that too, Honored Miss Grace, and I think that what you say is probably right. If authority is unjust than it is not really authority, only power, as Dea is the only authority.

    The difficulty, I think, is that I do not think that there is any true authority in Telluria. Even in Chelouranya, we are so far from our home…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Oh how exciting!

  • Oh please do not apologize for asking questions! We love questions!

    Sadly, though, I do not think that I can be of much help either. For me, learning Japanese was a huge step in my path to become more racinated. It is much, much easier (and perhaps only possible) to find modern racinated material in Japanese. Even English translations of the…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    That is very exciting!

  • This has been a struggle for me too, and at the moment, I am struggling with it again.

    I was a child in the 70’s in a Swedish-American family, raised by “feminists” or more accurately “pop-feminists.” I was good in school, so there was an expectation that I would have a career, and do well at it. Swedish-American culture put a high premium on…[Read more]

  • Oh yes, and the qualities/humors of the seasons referred to the metaphysical properties of the seasons as strongly as their physical properties, and are only loosely related to the respective climate of any particular geographic area.

    Hot – active/Cold – inactive
    Wet – growing and combining/Dry – dying and separating

    In the spring, life is…[Read more]

  • I am more knowledgeable about the Western system than I am about the Eastern system, I am afraid. I would like to learn more about the Eastern system. Perhaps when my Japanese is better, I will study more about them in Japanese…or that has been my plan, in any case.

    The two are different economies, I think, though, and can be likened to…[Read more]

  • Rayati Miss Amy,

    Welcome to Shining World. Please give me your loving indulgence.

    I hope you enjoy your time here.

    In Amity,
    Yuriko Rill

  • Yuriko Rill replied to the topic On Harmony in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I think that perhaps one could look at the progression of Disney films through the decades to see the contrast between harmony and disharmony. That might make things a little clearer.

    The early Disney movies, such as Snow White and Sleeping Beauty, showed worlds that were pretty harmonious. There was still Evil, which is an integral part of…[Read more]

  • Yuriko Rill replied to the topic On Harmony in the forum Group logo of Shining Tea RoomShining Tea Room 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Rayati Honored Mei-san,

    You have asked a rather big question, and I am not sure that I am the best one to answer it, but I will do my best.

    Our Scriptures tell us that, “Earth moves, Heaven is still.” Harmony is the movement and the dance that holds Earth to Heaven. “It is love that holds the stars in their courses.” Harmony is not the still…[Read more]

  • The quote as it was feeling a bit jarring the way it was, so I made bracketed changes to the masculine references to God and to humans to feminine ones. I do not think that Laura Ingalls Wilder would mind.

    I am sorry about not doing that in the first place.

  • That is really a nice benefit, isn’t it?

    I actually read this part in Japanese. It was in the first chapter. The Japanese translation stayed pretty close I think, but of course, there were no real masculine references. God was 神さま (“Kami-sama”) and people were 人間 (“ningen”).

    Still, I was quite excited and a bit surprised to unexpectedly…[Read more]

  • There is a harmony in the predator/prey relationship between animals, as cruel as it seems…to both predator and prey. Starvation is a difficult way to die, which is what predators face if they are unsuccessful for too long with their hunting. The reproduction rate of animals is delicately balanced against their survival rate, and even…[Read more]

  • Distorted thamelic manifestations in an individual would appear in the guise of overconfidence, and the carelessness that comes from overconfidence, excess in consumption of food and/or wealth, “conspicuous consumption”, self-righteousness, self-importance, and things of this nature. Eating disorders and difficulty with maintaining weight, i.e.,…[Read more]

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