I went with J and Mu, the dog, for their morning walk so that I could see more of J’s town. Breakfast was yummy pastries, again! This time sitting in the restaurant and eating them. I really like the red bean paste ones. Kamakura by train wa the day’s main activity. It was nice for [...]
Archive for September, 2005
M had mentioned a street we could go to to look for a watch. Ameyoko Street. We had no idea what we would find. Turning a corner, it was amazing to see. Lights everywhere, thousands of people, hundreds of market stalls with fresh fish, food, vegetables, crazy t shirts, urban clothing, jewelry. It was like a giant outdoor market.
Very tired. Leaving for Kyoto tomorrow. Monday we had an amazing adventure as we hunted down a family run glass business, making furin, handblown glass chimes. We ate ramen of the Gods, today we went to Kamakura and saw the giant Buddha, had sweet potato ice cream and saw the ocean. Korean-style bbq for dinner, [...]
I woke before the streetlight was extingushed on the corner, listening to the wind blow the rain around from the last night’s rainfall. The sky started to turn blue as the wind tossed a sheet of metal around somewhere nearby. A bird would cry with such regular precision, after hearing all the crazy sounds the [...]
Ok, time to pack this up. I have to go to the kiln to see how the dish turned out, then shut everything down in there. Email our friends who are watching kitties and see if they can water stuff. Must do that before shutting down.
I got really bummed on the way to work, planewise. I just hate getting on them. I’m sitting there and I’d give anything to move time ahead, to be over it, done with it, instead of this looooooong stretch of stress ahead of me. I wish I could be the later me, already done with the flying. I’m starting to get those feelings now. Don’t want to be today me. Want to be me in 48 hours. Me past it all. It’s not a fun way to think, it instills urgency and a wish for time to move.
Our friends, J and M, told me last night that the extended family wants to have us for dinner Tuesday evening. Mom, Dad, sisters, brothers, cousins other in-laws. I am very much looking forward to this. It is exactly why I wanted to go to Japan while we knew people living there…the family, local, real-life sort of experiences that can’t be had any other way than having friends or family where you are visiting.
Back to his house for some more talking and hanging out, and then we were loaded up with deliciousness…three different tomatoes, dried figs, a yellow carrot he pulled out of the ground for us and our marionberry vine.
I worry about financial things and there’s nothing I can do about it. Stuff needs to get resolved. If it doesn’t, then we live the life of monks when we return from Japan. This doesn’t bother me, really. In the past year I have let go of so many wants, and perceived needs. Give me glass to work with and food, clothes to wear…and beyond that I don’t want much anymore. Just the ability to pay my bills and be comfortable and have DLJ with me.
The sister dish to the cranberry one. I am currently making two more, both all green, different greens than this. One shade even has sparkles in it. Yum! Green! Orange and Green – 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″