When you are wrapped in the silence, you are listening to the song of wind.
Even when you are passing at a temple with no name (probably you just don’t know it) and even if you are not a Buddhist (probably not anyway), old wooden figures at a gate would stand out in your memory for a while. Their weathered faces are made by rain, wind, sun beam and awe.
Some words would be needed. First of all, it’s a cherry tree in bloom and cherry blossoms are sometimes interpreted as a symbol of growth in Japan because a school year starts in April with full blooming Sakura cherry. However there are so many kinds of Sakura and one of them starts blooming in December or January. It might not be the best one but it is still beautiful.
I used to have a cozy sleeping on “tatami” of a north side room
in summer and to be lying snug and warm on “engawa”, a Japanese style loggia, in winter when I was a child. Today, it is hardly seen and a part of nostalgia or a historic architecture.
The picture at the top was taken at a preserved architecture close to my house.
The word ‘Favorites’ is quite common but it always reminds me a voice of Julie Andrews probably because it is still a foreign word for me and I learned it in the movie. That’s not so bad.
This week I’ve picked out a photo I dropped the idea to post for WPC at once, capturing my favorite place.
A Part of Wordless Wednesday
my second contribution to WPC: Ascend.
Sometimes we need to be crawling up an easy slope. Our daily life always has a difficult face and we aren’t aware of it.
He was just walking on a slope of huge pier but looked strange somehow probably because he was, of course, not a passenger of the Diamond Princess nor Asuka II. He was not a crew, neither. However he must be a crew of our planet. That’s a life.