April 7, 2009 by miki
What is it about sunny warm weather that brings about right-mindedness? Oh, sunshiny day of possibilities! I feel the freedom to move around and revel in the rootless life again. The here and now is mine all mine, and I can throw myself about in it as I choose.
If only feelings of being alive could be bottled and consumed on the days when it’d be entirely easier to fade away from the world. Not to forget that I’m slowly counting down the months till I have to return to whatever unpredictability awaits on the other side of the Pacific and trying to prepare for the future as best I can. But if warm temperatures be the trigger for positive thought process, there’s room for optimism… and a bit of childish wandering off.
Check out the sakura and other countryside views of the season (taken on a less warm and sunny day a week before, but still in the spirit of things):
Also over spring break, despite all the “satellite” launch warnings, I got to do one week of traveling in South Korea. We arrived via an overnight ferry from the city of Shimonoseki, about 3 hours drive southwest from Hamada.