This essay by Junichiro Tanizaki was first published in 1933. It evokes the delights of darkness and the Japanese intimate taste for shadow.Tanizaki selects for praise all things delicate and nuanced. Objects that are refined by shadows and by the patina of age.An attitude of mindfulness.
Although Daniel Tammet is only 33, as an autistic savant with Asperger's syndrome, he has already lived an unusual life. "Born on a blue day" is his story. A rare and fascinating window inside the mind of a unique human being living with synesthesia.