Life: A Quiet Spring

Photo above: A cherry blossom tree in a quarry. How natural.


The cherry blossom season is said to be a season of renewal, of starting fresh and of acknowledging our brief lives. As others have already pointed out maybe our current circumstances are a wake up call for us – a reset button – but in all honesty I don’t have that much faith. Remember the Australian bush fires from just a few weeks ago? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t.

Once this is all over I worry that, just like the fires for some, everything will be forgotten and we’ll all get back to destroying the planet like we always do. I’m part of the problem – I fly to the U.K. and Australia every year, I like to buy the latest gear, but maybe I shouldn’t. Things should be simpler, shouldn’t they?

Life is quiet at the moment but it carries on.

Based in Japan since 2001 I spend free days adventuring into the mountainous regions of central Honshu and occasionally Hokkaido. In 2021, I plan to slow down and talk to more people. Feel free to email me.

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