Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The start of something new.
A lunchtime walk in the sun. One of those rare days when you deviate from the usual pattern of cafes and restaurants, look up at the blue sky with wisps of clouds drifting by, and decide, "Yes, today I would like to soak in some vitamin D." Altogether a warm and healthy option, after grabbing a few conbini onigiri and strolling for most of the lunch hour. I even found an escape from the jungle of office buildings - a wide river undulating with currents as the occasional boat rumbled by, trees fluttering their spring green leaves softly in the wind. The juxtaposition of nature and city still never ceases to astound me, or at least happily confuse me - "Wait, real nature still -does- exist here!" And it really does, popping up unexpectedly like weeds in a garden, happy dandelions on a sun-baked, late spring day such as this one. Of course, by evening, the skies greyed over and expelled light rain combined with flashes of lightning and cracking thunder. Which all suddenly stopped later on.