I first wrote about Ogata Gekkō in January of this year. If you are interested, check out that post where I wrote a bit about the artist's work and included links to relevant websites.
Descend, she must, even if it is against the wind. Dried up ginko leaves, carried up by the wind, make their assault, to no avail. This warm, orange glow is a deception; her bare feet press up against planks of wood that feel much cooler than they did yesterday. The fire is dying, the colors bleaching away. There is no time to lose. Ignore the fairy-ghosts that float through the air. It is time to prepare.