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We don’t have ideology; we don’t have theology; we dance.
Shinto monk to Joseph Campbell


Welcome to my journal!

Since May 2011 I am moving most of my public posts to Things that quicken the Heart (see infos below).

About friending

You're welcome to friend this journal. If you want me to add you back to have access to my locked entries, I'd like you to drop me a note and tell me a little bit about you - or just leave me a quote or some thoughts that inspire you. I always love to meet new people, so I'll most likely add you back, especially if you have an active and interesting journal, so I can participate in your own explorations and thoughts.


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Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on March 27th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
oh, thank you! I am happy you're feeling comfortable in my little lj-world ;) I added you back.
.: 001corposant on April 12th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
I just stumbled into your journal and you seem so interesting. Can we be LJ friends?
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 12th, 2010 08:31 am (UTC)
haha, I don't know if I am that interesting but I certainly aim to post about everything that interests me! Added you back ;)
Cornell & Diehl, B-roads and Voodoo Spiced Rumwaldgaengerin on April 12th, 2010 08:50 am (UTC)
I thought shores and common interests were enough to want you on my list, but Anthony tempted me to add you right in and the rest of your entries did finish the work! I'd really like to get acquainted with you.
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 12th, 2010 09:10 am (UTC)
oh, thank you for your lovely invitation! I am always looking forward meeting similar minds. I added you back :) - lovely user name btw.
cátiaakhmatoval on April 19th, 2010 04:02 pm (UTC)
hello. i stumbled upon your journal because we have mutual lj friend. add?
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 20th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
your journal is lockked. May I ask what you're writing about?
(no subject) - akhmatoval on April 20th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on April 20th, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Kitty Betadarkgoldenrod on April 24th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Mind if i add you? You've got an amazing collection of great things going here!
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 25th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
No, I don't mind at all. I am just an obsessive collector and I love to share. You're journal looks interesting too so I'll add you back if you like.
(no subject) - darkgoldenrod on April 25th, 2010 05:45 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on April 26th, 2010 05:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 25th, 2010 08:00 am (UTC)
Sure, add away, I'll add you back (I just warn you I am not very much into fandom).

I love Maria Sibylle Meian, she is one my female role models! And the Lizard is truely amazing. Just looking at him makes me happy!
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(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on April 26th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
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(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on April 27th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC) (Expand)
Zekkass: Angelzekkass on April 26th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
I'm friending you, if you don't mind, because of your amazing art and icon posts. :)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 27th, 2010 07:26 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Thanks a lot!
l'ultima bestia del cielo, herzschwangerbambicaduta on April 28th, 2010 03:15 pm (UTC)
everypost you make is beautiful <3 i'd like to add you, if you don't mind
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on April 29th, 2010 06:15 am (UTC)
I don't mind at all! I am happy you're enjoying my posts! *added!*
Andrea Rose: You Have Medrea12301994 on May 1st, 2010 08:38 am (UTC)
Hell there, my name is Andrea.
I was browsing through my communities and found your lovely post on the community laceandflora. I went to your journal and I thought I would add you.
You may add me back if you wish.
Good day!
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on May 2nd, 2010 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the addage. I am a bit hesitant adding people with locked journals. I don't use my lj as a personal diary and I would feel unconfotable reading peoples very private entries. I hope you understand this - but who knows? Maybe we find out that we have a lot to talk about nonetheless :)
(no subject) - drea12301994 on May 2nd, 2010 08:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
dm: rat catchingswanlight on May 7th, 2010 01:21 pm (UTC)
wow! i found you through the symmetry post and i must say, you have a picturesque livejournal. i hope you don't mind that i added you...
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on May 8th, 2010 04:47 am (UTC)
Thank you for your compliment! I am happy to meet you! *added*
asianonymousasianonymous on May 7th, 2010 09:09 pm (UTC)
^ I also arrived here via the symmetry post. Your journal is so beautiful and inspirational! Definitely adding you. :)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on May 8th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Dark room experiences, lovely photographs and your yearning for the spiral jetty make me look forward for having you :) Definitely adding you back!
violet: bedlights.popepogo on May 17th, 2010 05:42 pm (UTC)
i'd like to add you. i am inspired by this "I am never bored because I always wake up in the morning with new ideas in my head and I go to my workspace often with my coffee cup still in my hand and stay there until the sun goes down again."
i want to be that someday.
i also love the smell of the ocean
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on May 18th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC)
oh, I forgot to mention that when you lose yourself in your work that way you'll have to get used to drink a lot of cold coffee in your life! lol. Feel free to add me if this doesn't scare you!
(no subject) - popepogo on May 18th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on May 18th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC) (Expand)
finalarrowhailfinalarrowhail on June 6th, 2010 08:13 pm (UTC)
Even though we're about six months apart, I just started a new journal here as well after years and years at another journal, and I'd like to follow your entries. I hope you don't mind if I add you. :-)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on June 7th, 2010 06:16 am (UTC)
I must say, even when it felt a hard thing to do in the moment I made this step, I haven't regret it one second since then! I hope you're feeling the same very soon! I am happily adding you back :)
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Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on June 19th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
Not in the slightest Add away! I'll add you back, if you like :)
Imposteurmadrigual on September 5th, 2010 05:11 am (UTC)
Belle citation !
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on September 5th, 2010 12:22 pm (UTC)
Merci et bienvenu!
paperfilmpaperfilm on September 24th, 2010 07:34 am (UTC)
hey there. I saw you on inspireme and would love to read your journal. I don't post on mine, but just use posts for inspiration. thanks!
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on September 24th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you for introducing yourself. You're very welcome to follow my journal for your inspiration and I am always happy about some feedback, if you feel like it ;)
Paula Sabrine: city lightscradletoalpha on October 14th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hello! Saw your page through corposant and you seem to be an interesting person that's why I thought of adding you. And just for a brief introduction, I'm Paula. I take pictures and I occasionally write. I hope I'll be considered. :)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 14th, 2010 02:10 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for introducing yourself! It's nice to hear that we have common interests and lj-friends. I am adding you back :)
electra_azalea on October 15th, 2010 02:00 pm (UTC)
dearest sofie- thank you. :)
you bring beauty and wonder to my little world.
i would like to be friends- added you already... ;)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 15th, 2010 02:27 pm (UTC)
I am happy you feel that way and glad to have you as my friend now! Of course I added you back immediately!
one hell of an old soulmisters on October 15th, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
I find your posts really interesting and inspirational, and I'm adding you so I can see them on my flist, if that's okay :) you don't need to add me back, though, I'd just like to see these posts on my fpage instead of having to come back here all the time.
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 16th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC)
That's perfectly ok, that's what fpages are for - eventually :) Thanks a lot for dropping me some feedback. It's always nice to hear when people enjoy reading my journal.
Imposteurmadrigual on October 27th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC)
I've lost access to your beautiful journal
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 27th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
What happened? I was very surprised when I noticed that your journal was suddenly deleted...
(no subject) - madrigual on October 27th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 28th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
oh, I already went to look at your journal and commented your own introduction post before I noticed your comment here. I am even more glad to hear we already have common lj-friends and I am adding you asap!
Reby: fumerporticia on October 30th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC)
You have such beautiful posts :) I hope you don't mind me friending you. Feel free to friend me back, if you'd like. I don't update much but love inspiring posts.
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on October 31st, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot! Please feel free to friend my journal and follow my posts. I am glad you enjoy them!
Kate: flower birdcageireneadler on November 18th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
I came here to see your Audubon set, and was intrigued by your username. I live in Yokohama, and my husband and I went to Okinawa in January. Iriomote was our favorite place in Japan, although we only saw the yamaneko via a video in the wildlife center. Your journal is beautiful, and I'd love to be friends.

ETA: You mentioned quotes. My favorite quote, which has been my motto for many years, is "Recognize joy when it arrives in the plain brown wrappings of everyday life." It's by Judith Viorst, a children's book author.

Edited at 2010-11-18 10:54 pm (UTC)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on November 19th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
Thank you for your lovely invitation! I am very interested in the culture of Japan although I am european and haven't had the opportunity to visit the country myself, nor do I speak the language. Honestly I made the name up before I knew there is actually a species called "yamaneko" in Japan. I adore the love for cats of japanese people (totally influenced by this scene in one of my favorite movies) and of course I myself have two cats. And since I heard or read somewhere the word "yama" means "love" or "I love" I simply combined it with the word "neko" for cat. I could be totally mistaken about that and you are now here to either confirm or destroy my made up concept ;) At least, knowing there acutally is a species called yamaneko gives me a little hope my user name isn't completely without sense :)

Thank you also for the lovely quote. To find beauty in the mondane is definitely something I strive for and that is also something I learned from east-asian culture. I am absolutely adding you back and I look forward to a vivid lj-friendship!
(no subject) - ireneadler on November 20th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on November 20th, 2010 09:38 am (UTC) (Expand)
carnecairiel on December 9th, 2010 10:16 am (UTC)
hello, i've been following your livejournal for some time now. i find it so refreshing and inspirational. i'd love to be friends with you if you'd like. :)
Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on December 10th, 2010 07:57 am (UTC)
Thank you for your compliment! I am always happy to meet new interesting friends. *added*
(no subject) - carnecairiel on December 10th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC) (Expand)
ultra violence in liberty fabricsreqbat on January 25th, 2011 03:41 pm (UTC)
i never know what to really say about myself, but i think your photo post is beautiful <3

Sofie Yamanekosofieyamaneko on January 26th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
hi! In fact I don't talk about myself a lot either :) But I think sharing my passions and inspirations tells as much about me, probably more, than personal ramblings. Anyway, I looked at your journal and feel very much like adding you back now.
(no subject) - reqbat on January 26th, 2011 01:10 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - sofieyamaneko on January 26th, 2011 01:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
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