Thursday, April 19, 2007

Stranger in a Strange Land

I arrived back in Osaka on Tuesday evening.

It felt somewhat surreal as I flew into this city for the fourth time.

It was a whirlwind visit to Melbourne, the two weeks just flew and before I knew it I was flying back to Japan. For someone with a fear of flying I have certainly done a lot of it recently.

I felt a little awkward being back here. My heart has two homes right now. My mind is still racing from the pace of the past few months, my body is telling it to slow down. I am trying to meet them both somewhere in the middle. The ongoing strive for balance.

Since arriving here in February, I had been so busy that I did not get an opportunity to visit Kyoto, one of my favourite places in the world, due to the preparation for my Melbourne exhibition. Yesterday, however, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity and time to visit that wonderful part of the world, and although the cherry blossoms have almost disappeared, I was able to see the last of the season and get an idea of just how beautiful Spring is over here.

I am still inspired by this place.

1 comment:

Karyn said...

Glad to hear you arrived safely. And keep giving yourself those Kyoto-type rewards, you've worked really hard, it paid off with a beautiful exhibition, you deserve a nice break.

Take care in Osaka, but mostly, enjoy.

Love, Karyn xx