A little flannel board is nice. The blue check is from one of Tommy's old shirts:
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In other news, I've finished one week out of quarantine and I made it count! I had something to do each day, whether it was a trip to the post office, or an outing.
I went solo to an amazing exhibit of Hokusai sketches just ten minutes from our apartment, at Midtown:
And I was invited to an English Flower Garden in Yokohama. It was really small and just lovely. We could stroll the whole thing in 30 minutes. Got eaten by mosquitos and it felt like 100 degrees out, so, any longer would have been too long anyway! There were five people, total, in the garden, from what I could tell.
These glass "furin" (Japanese wind chimes) were just magical. They sounded so pretty in the breeze, off and on:
Even vaccinated, I'm still being careful (no large group events and I'm not keen on a lot of indoor time outside the apartment) but it was very nice to have an outing with (vaccinated) friends and see something quiet and beautiful. The world just seems to be blowing up on so many fronts. It's hard to not be consumed with anxiety about it all.
On a lighter note, earlier in the week I enjoyed some kakigori with another friend. Kakigori is an old-timey dessert of shaved ice. Lots of delicious options on a "feels like 100 degrees" day. Mango and milk for me.
Notice the Dixie-sized cup of water, next to the giant mountain of shaved ice, lol.
The ice collapses down as you eat it, into a slushy sweet mess. Yum.