It was really hard to get motivated to leave the house this morning. It was so hard that I didn’t leave the house to it was actually afternoon. I am not sure why it was so hard to get moving. Sometimes I feel like going nowhere at lightning speed. The only thing that eventually got me to back up my gear and go was that I could pick up my macbook that has been at the Apple store in Ginza for the past week.
The grayish skies didn’t really help motivate me either. The skies eventually poured some rain before I headed to Ginza. It was all just delaying my activity. The rain, just made me want to stay indoors even more.
I got to the bus stop to catch my ride to the station. I popped on some tunes and just watched the world roll by my window. I almost never really feel comfy on the bus. I usually have to sit at a bit of an angle to get my long legs to fit. This occasionally brings on some stares from the other riders.
Decided to try to hunt down a copy of the Errol Morris’ new book on photography. I didn’t have any luck finding it but I picked up the latest Carl Hiassen novel. I think I really need something slightly escapist to read. I made my way from Otemachi station over to Ginza. I love to follow the tracks in this part of town, because there is no wasted space. All of the alcoves under the old brick layered tracks are filled with shops and places to catch a bite to eat.
Today I was taken in by the weeds in under the tracks at Yurakcho station. These weeds were thriving in a world of bricks and concrete. Some have made their homes in the tiniest of cracks. Their green hues adding a layer of beauty to the urban tones.
Maybe i couldn’t search out the gardens and flowers today because of my brain cloud like Tom Hanks was diagnosed with in Joe Versus the Volcano. Perhaps I could relate to these out of placed weeds. Here they were in a field of concrete and they were thriving.
I too want to thrive and not just survive. It seems like I’m in survival mode. I know I shouldn’t worry but I do. I will have to think like the weeds. Be strong. Be flexible. And most importantly thrive under adverse conditions.