At the dark end of the street , I found my new bestfriend – silence.
Since returning back to Japan last January, I decided to take a walk from the station to my apartment instead of taking a bus every evening after coming back from work This routine gives me a 10-15 minute break from the chaos brought by the pressures and demands of office deadlines and responsibilities. And yes, I’ll include business trips too. Walking along these streets, free of sounds, is like being in another world. Like you are in a Japanese novel. Like a haiku. It’s my energy drink to keep going.
I will be leaving today for South Korea today amidst the tension in the peninsula and will return back to Japan on Friday. I will be spending the weekend here in Japan but I have to go back again to Seoul next Monday and will stay there until Wednesday to move to Taiwan and will return to Japan on Friday. These travels are all work-related. Sometimes, I am confused of the dates, time zones, currencies. Every business trip is fast-paced and is too short. And no matter how many times I travel, I am still afraid of flying. Hotels are turning to be a gloomy place to stay.
Hopefully next month, I won’t be having any business trip. More time with my new bestfriend.
At the dark end of the street.