#Raku (楽) literally means "felicity". The term 楽焼き (Raku-Yaki) is used to define a style of #pottery invented in the 16th century in Japan. Raku tea bowls are considered by some to be the height of Japanese ceramic art. It was the first pottery that was specifically created for the art and culture of Japanese tea ceremony 茶の湯 (cha-no-yu).
Parents rarely let go of their children, so children let go of them. They move on. They move away. The moments that used to define them - a mother's approval, a father's nod - are covered by moments of their own accomplishments. It is not until much later, as the skin sags & the heart weakens, that children understand; their stories, and all their accomplishments, sit atop the stories of their mothers & fathers, stones upon stones, beneath the waters of their lives.- Mitch Albom
"I'm defined by my character, and my character is a strong woman who's independent, following her dreams, wants love, wants a family, and wants to succeed just like anybody else in this world." - Gina Rodriguez