Day at Arashiyama started with a visit to Tenryū-ji. Beautiful grounds. Not-so-beautiful crowds.
Would love to view it in Autumn..
It used to be my favourite thing to do – to buy a cup of bubble tea, and walk from Clark Quay to the Esplanade. Over time I found other things (like sitting by the window in cafes) to unwind to, and this ritual was somewhat forgotten.
Waiting for a delayed friend gave me the opportunity to revive this pastime. It was a good day too. Beautiful light and shadows abound. Another reminder that beauty can be what we make of things and circumstances.
The world can impose, force, and project all the voices it wants, but as long as we remember what we want to do, remember why we have chosen what we want to do, and continue doing what we believe in doing…
It will work out.
So far, I think I’ve been blessed to be surrounded by people who remind and encourage me to remember my focus, who at times even remind me of what the focus is. And I’m thankful for the reminders to stay on track.
“it’s about the work” – OBAMA.
I found a lot of joy in being the only customer at a cafe on the eve of Christmas.
My next thought was: Please let this place stay open.