Last week I was in South Korea for another technical meeting. The flight from Tokyo to Seoul is around two hours. I was about to sleep when my eyes caught sight of a familiar silhouette – that was of Japan’s tallest mountain, Mt. Fuji. I grabbed my smart phone and took a lot of photos until it disappeared.
Fleeting, like life.
talking to summer
clouds in silence, breathing life
silhouettes of trees
The past week I also received some sad news. A college professor succumbed to pneumonia, a high school teacher to breast cancer, and a young colleague to cardiac arrest. I found out on Facebook and it was shocking to see consecutive status about their deaths. My mentors were sick for quite a while, but I thought my colleague was healthy. We talked a lot about our families while working and he also shared his dreams in life. Rest in peace, my friends.
Ah life, fleeting.
But as Haruki Murakami once said -
“Death is not the opposite of life but an innate part of it. By living our lives, we nurture death.”
Photos taken with iPhone6s