The day couldn’t have been a lovelier autumn day. A day, on the sabbath, was a perfect spending out in the fresh air, strong sunshine, and blasting breeze. I am fortunate to live right on the edge of Tokyo bay and within walking and biking distance of Kasai Rinkai Park (葛西臨海公園). A lovely park run by the Tokyo city government. It is a great hidden secret and smack in my backyard.
Today the air was so clear I could sit on the edge of the bay and to my right see the snow capped Mt. Fuji, Straight ahead I could imagine seeing all the way to California and to my left to the very tip of the Chiba Peninsula. I quickly shed my layers of clothing as the sun continued to warm my entire being.
The sunshine penetrated down to my soul. I could refresh and be one with the Creator’s wonderland. The park where the sea, greenery and people meet was the perfect to be able to meditate on just being myself. A reconnecting with the natural world on the edge of the ever growing concrete jungles to my back.
The park was filled with its citizens doing a park cleanup. Young old families walked the park with metal tongs in one hand and a garbage bag in the other. It was a beautiful day no mater what you were doing to be out in the park.
They say, it is always they, isn’t it? That tomorrow and Monday will be damp, cold and rainy, I feel as if I’ve been able to soak up the rays as much as I could before the weather hits.
Sit in the sun, let the sunshine warm the soul, look out to the horizon and wonder.