If art teaches anything... it is the privateness of the human condition. Being the most ancient as well as the most literal form of private enterprise, it fosters in a man, knowingly or unknowingly, a sense of his uniqueness, of individuality, of separateness—thus turning him from a social animal into an autonomous "I."
—Joseph Brodsky (1940-1996)
宇宙 == uchuu ==
|Top radical is 'roof'. Bottom radical is a Non-General Use character borrowed for its phonetic expression of 'complete cover'. Thus, this character originally meant 'roof that completely covers (something)', leading to modern meanings of 'eaves' and 'firmament/heaven'. Henshall suggests taking the bottom radical as a 'stiff' version of the character for 'child' (子), and as a mnemonic: 'Child lies stiff under roof, set to go to heaven.'|