Found in Translation: Experiencing "Boketto"

Often we catch ourselves lost in thought. Feet on the ground and heads elsewhere. The horizon is a pleasing sight to get lost into, the endless vastness of space luring us deeper into our minds. Most of the time, the thoughts we have inside our heads are fragments than complete ideas. It's the subconscious talking.

For the Japanese, this is the act of losing yourself is called “boketto ”.

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According to The BBC, the Japanese word boketto is the act of “gazing vacantly into the distance without really thinking about anything specific".

This experience is so familiar among us but indescribable in the English language. Boketto mostly happens when you encounter a beautiful scenery that enchants you enough to paralyze you. It's stopping tracks and looking into the horizon, whether between the clouds and mountain peaks, or the sky and sea. You can't help but enjoy the silence as you enter your subconscious. Without distraction and clear thought, your eyes gaze vacantly.

You're not thinking of ideas nor are you looking for inspiration. You are not daydreaming. You are immersing yourself into the elements of beauty.

Nature calls you.

Credits: atria007, blueskyandhardrock, soonshinedust & pomps

2018-04-24 #culture #boketto #found-in-traanslation

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