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Yoyogi Graffiti

“Either write things worth the reading…

Up-stairs

…or do things worth the writing.”

Fall Colors in Yoyogi Park

–Benjamin Franklin

Momiji Over Bridge

Or post a bunch of pictures and quotations because that’s all the internet wants, anyways, and who can blame them? Ben Franklin didn’t know about Pinterest.

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Weather Updates

~OR~

Momiji, Mo Problems

Also from Sunday

School is cancelled tomorrow, due to a typhoon. The second one of the season, and a relative rarity, I’m told.

Already it’s raining in earnest.

Necesitate Wilderness

~OR~

Seventh Day Recreation

For the Trees

“We need the tonic of wildness…

Fascination

At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things,

Sisters

we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable,

Fearless

that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable.

Savoring "Nature"

We can never have enough of nature.”

Momiji

-Henry David Thoreau

Simplify

(w/ Chad)

And so we turn towards simplicity. Towards sanity and good health, and that means early morning runs and healthy, home-cooked meals, fewer vices and better sleep.

Our first meal cooked together!

It means long walks and longer talks, checking in every morning, and after work, and before bed. It means facing our problems (for me: job stress and anxiety) head-on, rationally, and knowing the difference between a worthy challenge and a waste of time.

momiji

Most of all, a turn towards simplicity means a turn towards each other, and towards what really matters in life–our well-being, our friends and family, our passions and interests, and our sense of wonder, inspiration, creativity and drive.

And yesterday it meant epic shopping: new wardrobes for new jobs, plus bags of books to feed our hungry minds. It meant a day trip to Tokyo, a shopping field trip, with burgers and fries and iced coffee and frequent pauses to observe/avoid the madness, plus a Sunday stroll through the park, and big plans for the future.

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It feels good to follow our own good advice.