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Rumi’s seeds – Gratitude

All from our gardens – we must sow our seeds on this shared earth. Rumi is a master at sowing the seeds … where flowers will bloom if one is willing to toil the soil to make it fertile … It’s work. It’s good. Namaste.

August 15th is actually my late father’s 命日”Meinichi” or a anniversary date of his passing. It’s also a day marking the End of War (our last “world war” – not the latest regional wars)

A side note: Super interesting site directed to Japanese Middle Schoolers but anyone can benefit is THIS:), where there is an article that it’s only in Japan August 15th is officially recognized as end of WWII and start of peacetime whereas rest of the world celebrates a slightly different date.

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My favorite places

Bakery first 6 shots – guess which one? Ginza Kimuraya:)

Last 6 shots from snacks we had on Shinkansen aka bullet train returning to Tokyo from Kyoto.

What a short trip to Kyoto, an ancient city embedded with temples and shrines we could spend days weeks months and if not, years, and it would still be not enough. But a special endearing person – the reason for our trip awaits in Tokyo. Wish she could travel with us. Wish we took these trips when we were all well.

Make lasting memories with your loved ones while you can, do it people. Today, Now.

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Kyoto … brides and young ladies everywhere here … and then, there’s this subtle touch. A single red camelia floating in the entry garden.