Boketto is a thoroughly gorgeous Japanese word that has no exact or decent English translation. Boketto is the act of gazing out into the distance with no thoughts, losing yourself in the vast, almost unseeing horizon. Boketto is a term that my soul readily recognized and felt an instant kinship with. That mindless, distant, far-seeing and yet not seeing anything at all action. Boketto is the more zen and quaintrelle way of saying spaced-out or zoned-out, since there is an almost reverent calmness to it.
Boketto is almost a moment of oneness with the World, the Universe, yet also something of a non-moment too, since their is utterly nothing on your mind as you gaze, unfixedly out at everything and nothing.
Boketto is a word of poetry, a moment of beauty, a calmness, a fullness and an emptiness, an outward gaze and an inward silence. Boketto is a word of the soul and a wondrous one at that!
Namaste ~ Ella
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