inspiration, where hast thou gone?

My eyes lazily take in the dull scene before me. I’m in my bedroom, surveying the contents on two tables. The items on each table are nice enough, some useful, a few decorative. They just looked listless, the way I’ve been feeling. Am I projecting? Waiting for some sort of inspiration to strike, I slowlyContinue reading “inspiration, where hast thou gone?”

Love at First Sight

Each year, the world wide obsession with  (cherry blossoms) seems to increase.  To be in Japan during this season is to experience a spectacle unlike any other.  Its arrival throughout the country is calculated carefully by meteororologists, its likely bloom period examined, from buds to peak, to the emergence of  leaves marking the end ofContinue reading “Love at First Sight”

New Ways to have Enough fun on Vacation while approaching 80

I’ve learned to redefine what it takes to enjoy a vacation. Enjoyment and enough being the key word here.  Non stop activity has largely vanished as something to be desired or enjoyed while vacationing.  It’s been replaced  by a more laissez faire point of view.   In the mornings, no longer do I have to hit theContinue reading “New Ways to have Enough fun on Vacation while approaching 80”

There’s Still Time

I wanted to love it, and I occasionally did almost enjoy it.  It had its moments.  Just not enough of them.  It was a blockbuster digital art show presented by the Mori Art Museum called Tokyo Lab Boundless.  It is state of the art of digital technology.  Tickets were scarce, but I got one.  I waitedContinue reading “There’s Still Time”

OH, Japan!

Oh, Japan! Never could I have imagined the impact that a short trip to accompany my husband on a business trip to Japan in the 1980’s would have on my life. The impact was profound and has continued to influence my life in ways small and large. Suddenly I was presented with a very differentContinue reading “OH, Japan!”

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