Today falls on August 15th in the old calendar, the day of the harvest moon. We Japanese have a custom of appreciating the moon. And I thought arranging my calligraphy with some Japanese silver grass and a small chestnut branch with a fruit would look nice because those plants are often associated with full moon. I wrote a passage from an old Chinese poem and a Japanese modern haiku. Both of their motif is the harvest moon.
I am afraid I am rather careless by nature. And as I broke my long-time favorite pair of glasses, I bought these new ones. Then the world started to look brighter and clearer, so I guess it worked out in the end.
A neighborhood lady took me to a suburban area north of Kyoto which many people find to be an old place of Japanese people’s hearts. I just kept enjoying the views around sitting on the passenger seat and I realized it was such a beautiful place.
It is rainy today and the weather forecast says the rain will continue for several days. The other day I wrote about my former colleague who believed in dragons. Now, I am beginning to think the world would be more interesting if they should exist.
This is a modern haiku about having various kinds of cards. Credit cards for shopping and many loyalty cards issued by grocery stores that I never had as a child are now always in my wallet, and as becoming older more and more medical cards of hospitals and doctors’ offices have their places in my wallet.