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I’d hate for you to miss a blog from my upcoming visit to Japan again during cherry blossom season.  I promise wonderful photos and a glimpse into the Japanese obsession with sakura (cherry blossoms.) Not to mention other fascinating stuff that catches this visitor’s eye and often makes its way to her digestive system.IMG_0298


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“If there were no cherry blossoms in this world, how much more tranquil our hearts would be in spring.” 
— Ariwara no Narihira 

Dianne Vapnek

In an attempt to slow life's quickening pace, I'm writing to share my personal perspective on the aging process, its dilemmas, the humorous self-deception, the insights and the adventure of it all. I spent the bulk of my time in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA, but manage to get to NYC a few times times a year. I've been a dancer/dance teacher and dance supporter almost all my life. For the past20years, I help create and produce a month-long creative residency in Santa Barbara for contemporary American choreographers and their dancers. It's been incredibly gratifying. This year, I decided it's time to retire! Big change. I also now spend several weeks a year in Kyoto Japan, residing for several weeks in the spring and the fall. I've been magnetically attracted to Japan for many years. Now I live out a dream to live there part-time.

One Comment

  • Judi Miller Wallner says:

    I’m looking forward to being in cherry blossom time once again. Thanks dear Dianne!

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