Meanwhile, it's been a year. I wonder if any of you who used to read here will even see this, especially once Google Reader goes away in a few months (I'm using Feedly instead and am liking it quite a bit!). Are you here? Maybe say hello? Anything you'd like to see happen here if I get this thing rolling again? What have you been up to? Are you still blogging? Should I follow?
I'm still in Japan. Tom and I really only expected this Japan thing to be for one year, but here it is already my 4th year. I'm still having a ball, and he's still OK with it. We finally got Tom out of Tulsa and up to Chicago, and it will make leaving here a lot easier knowing that we are reuniting there. Surely there are a million other things that have happened in this past year, and so much is still on the horizon, but this is what I've got for now.
Oh, and maybe a picture and haiku, inspired by the most delicious sakura (cherry blossom) tea I'm drinking. If I do get back to blogging, look forward to pictures of Japan's gorgeous spring. Cherry blossoms are just around the corner. Lots of flowers are beautiful because that's what flowers do, but cherry blossoms reflect the cycle of life (or love gained and lost, I suppose) with their fleeting beauty. There's that giddy sense of anticipation for their arrival, the joy of savoring every moment they are here, and the realization one day when you are used to having them around that they are suddenly just gone (until next year, anyway). Along with them, so come and go all the seasonal sakura flavored joys of the season.
this is springtime in Japan