Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Room with a View

How lucky am I to have my flat? I think that pretty much every time I come home from work. I adore my 1-bed-room flat up on a hill so much, I would work for my company forever just so I get to live here... OK. That is such a lie. But a total exaggeration put aside, the company is renting the place for me and I pay 70% of the rent, so you get the point. And today was no exception to my daily gratefulness, especially after I came into the living room to see a view such as this:

...definitely the moment of my day. The exhaustion from work on Saturday in the early summer heat? Totally and utterly gone in an instance.

I have lived in my flat for almost a year now. I chose this one because of the spaciousness and the wide windows that overlook Lake Suwa. I have always been a sucker for sunset, but I rarely get to see it from my flat since my working hours are ungodly and it's usually pitch black when I come home. And on my days off I am usually at my parents house to take care of my dad. So, for the past year and a month, on the rare occasions that I did happen to be here to catch the sun tucking itself in bed on a clear day, I took some shots and have kept them. Here are some of my favorites:

All of them shot from my living room balcony.

There is something incredibly comfortable about longing, and sometimes in a lonely way even, for such grace of nature that is ever so quietly there. With or without us noticing.

Until next time.



  1. I love your beautiful writting style. It is like refreshing breeze blowing through window of someone's mind.

  2. Thank you very much for your lovely note, Fumi. It was one of the nicest things I've heard anyone say about my writing.