Monday, June 24, 2013

Sparkle

 

Summer has arrived in Tokyo. I love it.



 There are still so many places to explore, so many things to see just nearby. Sometimes all it takes is the willingness to look.

 


 


 

Jellyfish!! :)



 

Such a Tokyo-like view. These huge residential towers along the waterfront.. the window lights dotting their surfaces and creating reflections in the rippling waves.

 

 Tokyo, sometimes you are so beautiful. 
A lot of the times, you are.



 

The beginning of summer always makes me happy. I took a bit of time off from photoshooting just to live, breathe, feel. Now I'm renewed and ready to go again. It's hard to strike a balance between your aspirations and your current state of living itself - rushing too much through everything tends to make you lose sight of all that could be gained just from taking it easy, taking things slow. Being able to relax and walk slowly - is that becoming something rare these days? It's all about efficiency, getting the next item done, reaching the next goal and the next. I am like this. But I'm starting to think it's not always good.. before you know it, time has flown by and you're not sure where it's all gone. I admire those who can throw everything into their goal and focus only on that. But personally, I think I need time to explore, put work out of my mind, and simply be who I am. Reconnect with the part of me that delighted in simple little things, as a child. Laugh for no reason, and find happiness in everyday things.

I don't want to wait to reach some destination before I can be happy.
Instead, I'd rather be excited and grateful for all the moments in the road I'm on already.
I'm sure the view will keep getting more and more beautiful as we go.