I will never forget this day. Nothing exceptional happened. I woke up and took a train to the Sea of Japan. Hiked, had a giant barbecue of sea critters found that day, played a game of breaking open watermelons blindfolded with tiny children, saw a fox in the forest, climbed to the top of a lighthouse (beginning bouts of vertigo), ate too much green tea ice cream, wanderedwanderedwandered, and finished the night with another barbecue back in Tokyo. To say nothing exceptional happened is a lie. Sometimes the presence of some one or some thing in some place transforms our ways of looking at a simple situation. Nearly six years later, my memories remain incredibly dear to me. I suppose this thing here, is my way of ensuring that I won't forget.
Goodnight dears, wherever you are.