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Hooked on Noriko Ibaragi’s Poem


急がなくてはなりません I must hurry

静かに Quietly

急がなくてはなりません I must hurry

感情を整えて Preparing my heart, organizing thoughts and feelings

あなたのもとへ I return to you

急がなくてはなりません I must hurry

あなたのかたわらで眠ること To lie down besides you

ふたたび目覚めない眠りを眠ること To again slip into that sleep never waking

それがわたくしたちの成就です we are meant for that fulfillment

辿る目的地のある ありがたさ Grateful for this journey with that destination

ゆっくりと Slowly

急いでいます I hurry

Noriko Ibaragi

The editor reports that Ibaragi would say quietly, she’s had a enough of a full life and wanted to die … after the passing of her husband. In grief she wrote 39 poems dedicated to her husband and asked that the poems not be published … until she’s passed on. The 39 poems were published on February 17, one year anniversary of the poet’s passing, 2007.

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Birthday in Tokyo

TREATS! Celebrating duel March birthdays – Chirashi sushi so beautiful – Wajima laquer bowl so beautiful …Friendship so appreciated – Gochisousama:)

Signs of being very stressed – tightened jaws, stiff shoulders, tight hips, shallow breathing, insomnia, odd pain at lower back … waking up in the morning already tired… still … employing all my knowledge from yoga therapeutics towards self-care to put on a happy face. To carry on.

With intentions to make my mother’s sunset time of life, hopefully a better one has given me a renewed sense of purpose. And at all times, what’s most effective in combatting this overwhelming energy drain for a reboot is through … Gratitude … Challenging times made a bit less painful, thanks to family and friends – forever grateful. Glad to be able to reciprocate those I owe so much gratitude to, one at a time, sharing. I would not have made it without going insane or seriously sick without your support. Arigato!!

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Reboot – Looong line to contend with but for this caffeine addict

The owner barista serves up the best latte … so flavorful and having tried latte art, especially for SOY MILK, all the more appreciate the prettiness of the cup. Those who tired, we know it’s very challenging to do latte art with soy milk but this barista is sooo skilled – if it were not for the huge line, it would even be better but with the pressures of constant long lines, he still manages this. I love their coffee and this statement coming from someone who has beans roasted at home and ground at home and made each morning. Still Turret’s has its own unmistakable character. Thus, each morning, line out the door spilling into the alley where Starbucks is just down 100 steps or fewer. Hands down, the winner. Here.