When I’m in Japan, people seem nicer, the landscape more beautiful, the mundane more interesting. The giggling groups of young women enjoying each other’s company help me to appreciate how fleeting youth is. The laughs I share with new friends are more frequent. The reds are redder, the golds more golden.
Respect for and tolerance of others are a commonly agreed upon bond that is shared by almost everyone. Kindness prevails. People seem to smile more often than at home. I awaken earlier. Singing too! Rereading this, it sounds like I’ve fallen in love! Continue reading “It’s Almost Like Being in Love”