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.