For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Silence.   … about fear, about being vulnerable. May I share this …?         Advertisements

happy is as happy does

  She was pretty and smart, kind, soft-spoken and always smiling. Everyone liked her. After she killed herself, jumping off the building near her house, we, her classmates from high school, gathered at the entrance to the building. We all looked up, where she stood by herself a few days before, and wandered in our…


  I saw a butterfly. I saw him twice. He came back to make sure that I was indeed Happy. 「元気にやってる?」 そう言って、 君はまたあらわれた。  

up, up and up

I am, currently, relaxed about having no direction. “Is this it?” evolved to “This isn’t it!” then, eventually grew into “Oh, well.” We are expected to aim high, thrive. The higher you get, though, the windier it gets. I wouldn’t know, but so it seems. Oh, well.   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge,…

new year’s resolutions

  This year’s going to be different. … hope, faith, certainty …   I’m going to change. … aspiration, desperation, inspiration …   All the good things are going to happen. … anticipation, expectation, imagination …   It’ll start tomorrow. … force, plight, dignity …     今年もよろしくお願いいたします。  


on a banana leaf….   For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Water  

2017 in review

  I am not a big fan of those “best of” things but am feeling cheerful and festive. May I present to you my most viewed posts of the year 2017. #1 over the rainbow Summer is rather tough for me since my husband passed in August of 2012. I think of his last months…

a girl in Chichen Itza

  Here she comes. Ignore her. She’ll give up and go away. She weaved through the tourists without much success, finally reaching where I was. She stood next to me and looked up. Our eyes met, and I could see how smart she was. She spread handkerchiefs and explained in Spanish, but muy despacito for…

pursuit of ever-elusive happiness

  I’m glad I was born. When I was born, people around me were happy to have me. I am fortunate, and it humbles me. My parents never had lots of money, and we considered getting a cake on our birthday was special. It was my dad’s job to get one on his way back…

the itinerant

All the bubbles descended and disappeared but one. It kept going up towards the light.   For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge;Abandoned or Alone and The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Ascend.  


“O for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention, …” “Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts Into a thousand parts divide on man, And make imaginary puissance …” “… Who prologue-like your humble patience pray, Gently to hear, kindly to judge, our play.” ~ William Shakespeare, Henry V, Prologue…

lesson 1

  I was talking to my mom the other night and had to do a double take (at the phone since I couldn’t see her in person) when she mentioned that I wasn’t a good driver. Well, I’m not, but, to be confirmed by her like that, it was a shock. In her defense, she…