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.
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..’
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.
2 thoughts on “A Second of Satori: Sunset in Nara”
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.
Yes, life is the small moments we are present and enjoy what we have and where we are.