and so began the last day of my trip
that I spent fully well. after this day everything about our trip would be
changing but I had no idea what was coming Harper and I started the day walking to
the train station and stopping for a snack and some coffee at Starbucks.
we sat across from people doing their work, a mother and her son who was
finishing up some homework, and Harper ate a Sakura donut which is to say that
she picked off the pink frosting on top today we would visit a shrine and a
temple neither one overcrowded with tourists. it was a peaceful day, a day of
contemplation, a day of quiet. Harper and I left wishes written on a little fox
statue that we bought at the first shrine. I had no idea that I should have
been praying for mercy for what was about to come Harper and I are here at the lucky cat
shrine, Gotokuji shrine it’s so beautiful here. it’s incredibly peaceful,
there’s all these little birds singing, the cherry trees are just starting to bloom,
and you just immediately feel this sense of peace wash over you when you get in
here. we are going to look around and also find the lucky cats because we hear
there are like seven million of them here so let’s go do that okay we’re home, we’re exhausted.
both Harper and I were just like at the end of what we were capable of this
afternoon, or probably a little past it, so we took the train home, went to the
grocery store bought some snacks and came home. I’m eating some kind of bread with corn and I think mayonnaise that’s really good
the bread is kind of sweet and very soft. just really yummy and
I’m having some milk tea. it’s just exactly what I needed.
yes there you go and Harper is on her second cup of yogurt so we’re just glad
to be back in the apartment still working through jetlag. fun times I have been deathly ill