Is this what getting old is going to be about? I had an all day/almost all night coughing jag yesterday that wore me and my poor husband out. You're going to have to do something about that, he told me grumpily. No dah, I replied with irritation. I stopped taking a prescribed cortisone inhaler today … Continue reading I’m here to Celebrate Spring
After almost four weeks here, we finally tore ourselves away from the allure of Kyoto Several Kyoto friends seemed surprised that we had never been to Hiroshima and the close by ancient and celebrated shrine on the island of Miyajima. It was a relatively simple overnight trip that easily met our expectations, once the crowds … Continue reading Tourists Be Gone! Children Can Stay.
Who's to say why I feel such a deep connection to Japanese places of worship, be they temples or shrines? Is it the setting? The architecture? The gardens? The rituals? The air of mystery surrounding something I don't understand very well? I can't say for sure, but what I can say is that I am consistently … Continue reading Amen.