A Second of Satori: Sunset in Nara

Note: Now and then at JSRC, we come across a whimsical or interesting post about Japan that captures some of the quirkiness or beauty of this place. This is from @tomoshiga aka Jessica Tomoko Perez who is now living in Nara, Japan and working on the JET program. (It’s short musing–but if Tomoko was a Japanese old man and there was a traditional Japanese art described plus a beautiful aloof woman, it could be a Yasunari Kawabata novel. Only Japanese literature buffs may get that joke. Sumimasen). Japan has its charms.

I’m so happy I missed my connecting train. I just witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets I have seen in a while as I exited the train station by my house.

Sometimes when we miss something (like the train) we find something better, if we just look.
Sometimes when we miss something (like the train) we find something better, if we just look.

 

I would have missed it if I didn’t think I heard a car behind me and turn around. I walked to a higher point on my hill and stopped and took it all in, listened to the insects, and realized ‘wow, I’m really living here..’

sunset three
The sounds of Nara 奈良

I have those kinds of thoughts in nature a lot. I couldn’t even feel the weight of my duffel digging into my shoulders, or the tightness of my boots on my feet anymore. I’m so happy to be in Nara.

住めば都 Wherever you live becomes the capital.
住めば都
Wherever you live becomes the capital. Home is where you find it.

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2 thoughts on “A Second of Satori: Sunset in Nara”

  1. Too often in the hustle and bustle of everyday life we miss the little things that make our lives more fulfilling. Take time out to view this splendor is well worth it.

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