I used to live in Japan. Now, I'm back in Japan. What will I learn the second time around?
Monday, March 23, 2009
...Beyond the Sea
For most of my adult life, I have lived near the sea. And just knowing that I was a bike ride away from hearing the sound of waves made me feel more at home. Last month, in Niigata, I got to go down to the shore and hear the waves just once. It was a gorgeous day.
Here, in Osaka, I am not landlocked. The beautiful port city of Kobe is only an hour away by train. But it's not the same. And knowing that a brutal summer is just months away, I need to find a beach or a shore.