It’s a beautiful rainy evening so I decided to sit outside on the balcony and have a snack of dried apricots and milk and a little Candy Crush on the tablet. Apparently, in doing this my ears perked up and I was noticing all kinds of sounds.
Crows and Seahawks chatting with each other, wind in the trees and a siren in the distance. Not an American siren but a European sounding siren, if you know what I mean. It hit me how much I truly am enjoying living abroad. While I was taking it all in I soon noticed a smell, it was a very Japanese food smelling odor. Someone close by was cooking and it smelled wonderful. I can only guess that’s what it was, perhaps the earth here just smells this fabulous during the rains. A few moments later I heard the warning chime from the base speaker, Taps was about to play.
Today I love:
- Being an American.
- Being an American in another country and experiencing another culture.
- Being a human being simply enjoying Japan and this very moment of time.
Today, I am happy and feel privileged to have had the opportunity to experience all of it.