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Oh So Lonely

Friday, December 21st, 2012

So Lonely

I’m so lonely.  I am here at Funabashi station, just waiting.  No one is here for me.  I am not even sitting on a proper seat.  I am sitting where most people put their bags and PET bottles full of tea.

I can’t remember how long I have been here.  I was having a good ole time with my human and then they put me down.  I didn’t really think much of it at the time.  The station announcement came on that a train heading for Mitaka was coming and my human jumped up out of the slightly comfortable yellow seat and jumped on the train.  I watched with my black eyes until the train rolled out of sight.

I am so lonely.  Will my human come back for me?  I really don’t know.  I keep on hearing the station melodies play as the east and west bound trains arrive at the platform.  I keep my eyes peeled hoping that my human has come back for me.  I really can’t understand why I am here.

It is so cold today too.  My human kept me close this morning.  It felt so good to feel their heat on my raggedy fur.

Ah, is that my human coming back for me?  Could it really be my human returning to scoop me up in their arms?  No, it is just another false hope.  All these humans look the same to me.

I am so lonely at Funabashi station.  I wish I had remembered to put on my scarf this morning. Sigh.  Oh, so lonely.

 

Tobias Asleep, Quiet and Still

Monday, December 26th, 2011

I was happy to spend some time with my close friends on Sunday.  We were riding into Tokyo with their young, almost 3 year old child Tobias, aka Toby.  He is full of energy as young ones go; however, he was out cold on the train ride into the city  He is usually on the prowl with his shark fin hat, but not this time.  So quiet, so peaceful as he slept, the world of Tokyo spun by station by station.

I too, try to see the world through the eyes of a child.  To see things fresh and for the first time, even if I have seen the same thing for the millionth time.  Be childlike, but not childish.  Be young without being naive. We must learn to be comfortable with our selves so that we to can sleep as quietly and soundly as Tobias.

Tobias Asleep

End of Another Day in Tokyo

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

As I was ridding the train home the purple clouds were rolling in, with the promise of more rain.  The skies and the hushed hues made for a lovely end to a day that seemed to keep on going.

After being awoken twice in the night by aftershocks that were relatively close to where I live.  And also being awoken by nightmares of more quakes, I was so pleased to see the velvet skies on my way home.

The skyline in the distance seemed to stretch from one end of the earth to another.  The clouds seemed heavy as they pushed down on the skyline, and the ground was still, for once.

I figure that the days, and weeks ahead will be like this.  Sometimes I will not be able to get a good nights sleep, but others I will be blessed by catching a snow capped Mt. Fuji on my commute.  There are still things to learn, and to explore.

In all it was just another end of a day in Tokyo.

Sky Hole in Tokyo

Just the End of the Day in Tokyo

Office to Go, on the Tracks

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Came across this ghost train parked at Shin Urayasu station the other day.  It was full of nothingness.  Each car was a meeting room, that were filled with olive seats, tin ashtrays and wooden hangers.  Such an odd site.  I wonder who rides this train, and can it be rented for a Bonenkai (End of the Year Party)?

Office to Go, on the Tracks

90 Second Critique on MyKriteek.com

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Bodiiin over at MyKriteek.com put up a 90 second critique of one of my image.  It is refreshing to have a quick and concise critique of my work.  Big time respect to Bodiiin over there for thinking to put it on his site.

http://mykriteek.com/the-banana-peel-by-jacob-schere-here-and-ther

The Banana Peel

When You Get Lemons, Don’t Make Lemonade, Take Pictures

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

After being stuck on the Tozai Line for about an hour I had to approach my destination on foot, in a sheets of mist.  The skies were so gray and full of moisture.  The density of the air was like that of my hometown of Miami.  So thick that one can take bites out of the air so satisfy your thirst.

Images just popped out at me left and right.  I took many more pictures this morning that I ever would have if I hadn’t had been stuck on the train.

So when you get those lemons go out and make the best you can.  For me that is to take pictures.  For you out there, figure it out and make it part of your daily habit.

The Fall of Rome

A1 Crossing the Theshold

Lost then Found and Finally Taped

Lost Sheep

Unbuttoned

Red Roped Doraemon

Minnie Mouse Gets her Own Seat

Monday, June 7th, 2010

I am not even sure how to begin with this one.  This kind of truly disturbed me when I saw it on the train this afternoon.

As I stepped onto the train I noticed something wasn’t quite right with the passenger across from me.  She was decked out in heels, and a pear like necklace.  Now, that is not so unusual for Japan, but this was different.  This woman, was not a woman, but it was a Minnie Mouse doll.  Sitting right next to the Minnie Mouse was a man, on his cellphone.  I gathered pretty quickly that this doll was surely his when he picked up the Minnie Mouse and started to talking to her.

I am also pretty sure that this individual was suffering from some sort of mental disorder.  I have seen plenty of Disney freaks around.  But this one was completely off the wall.

Those that obsess with Disney need to find another outlet to escape the harsh realities of life.  It is really not a healthy place to be.

I hope that the man in this image, will find happiness outside of the limits of the artificial boundaries of Disney’s world.

Something Isn't Quite Right with Minnie Mouse

Rest Up and Give Thanks World: Friday Squared

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Another end to a hustling work week has come again.  I like to end my end of the week with a longer than usual stroll around the stations, and on my journey back to my home.  It sets me off in the right direction as a transition between the week and the rest on the sabbath.

I am thankful for all the beauty I get to bear witness to on a daily basis.

Rest up and give thanks world.

Ain't Nothing but Shirai's House

All Wires Lead to Chiba

Up the Down

Post Box Lattice

Transportation of the Physical, Will Set Your Mental Free

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Sleep, we all need it.  When we don’t get enough it can catch up to you with a vengeance.  A few snaps of that sleep catching up with you.  The one salaryman was out cold.  I don’t think I have ever seen anyone so sound asleep on the train.  Everyone steeping onto the train paused and stared for a moment, I suppose to make sure he was still breathing, and thankfully he was.

Trains.  Transportation of the physical, will set your mental free.

Asleep, and Awake

Morning Rush Hour at Kasai

Out Cold, No Ifs Ands or Buts About It, 3 p.m.

That is all she wrote for the gentleman above.  Lights out!  Good night!!

Blue in the Seats

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

I guess I am feeling kind of blue.  The sun is shining, which is great, but my feet are still so cold.  There isn’s really time or energy to go outside.  I am already looking forward to spring.  Soon come, I am sure of that.  But in the meantime, I will share with you some of my blues.  Perhaps by spreading the blues around, we all wont feel so blue.

Buzz Buzz, You're in my Seat

Might Be, Waiting for the Train

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