Thursday, March 29, 2018


Finally, a night that has lost the chill of winter. There is a coolness that brings with it a breath of new life, whispers of growth and changes to come. In the distance, cars rush past on the bridge, their headlights little dots of white and yellow, like fireflies. In the night, when everyone is at home and asleep, the cherry blossoms continue to unfurl and drop petals on the road below.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Early spring has arrived in Tokyo

The most gloriously warm, beautiful day in a long while, it seems. The sharp biting chill of winter has taken a step back for the time being, and an amiable breeze flows in to take its place. I sniff, and the air smells different. Soft, round, fluffy. Like cotton candy, except made from new grasses and unfurled buds. I'm so excited, I feel like dancing. Down to my bones, I can sense the new season coming. I'm ready for it.