“I hadn’t understood how days could be both long and short at the same time: long to live through, maybe, but so drawn out that they ended up flowing into one another. They lost their names. Only ‘yesterday’ and ‘tomorrow’ still had any meaning for me.”
Albert Camus


mar14. San Diego, CA.

7 thoughts on “MEMORIES OF SAN DIEGO ’14

  1. Ok, I think I get the hint – Happy Birthday –
    If I’m wrong you deserve one anyway.
    And what an added bonus – a particle selfie without a camera obscuration. Wonderful!

      1. I hope you have an uneventful trip. Where are you headed to in Japan. I hope much more than Tokyo.I look forward to seeing what you come up with in a society that frowns on dirtiness and barely condones diversity.

      2. Yes, pleasant as could be, and uneventful, except for my overall excitement with returning to wonderful Nihon. I’ve lived in a Japan already for a total of three and a half years, and now I am returning to Kobe. I’m already seeing some graffiti, and luckily I’ve never had the feeling that the Japanese don’t appreciate my infusion of diversity into their lives and culture. 🙂 it feels good to be back. My favorite country on earth. 🙂

      3. I’m pleased you had a pleasant trip. Kobe is an interesting city. A friend of ours, Kyoko Ibe, an internationally recognized paper artist based in Kyoto did a major paper installation commemorating to lives lost in the earth quack in Kobe. Here is a clink to her website.
        I believe that the Japanese are tolerant of foreigners who behave in non-conventional and diverse ways. They have difficulty tolerating other Japanese who want to behave in unconventional ways. We have one Japanese artist friend, a worldwide traveler, who tended to act outside the narrowly accepted Japanese norms say, “that it was difficult to be Japanese.” Enjoy your time there and I look forward to seeing what you’re seeing.

  2. Love it! You (and the CELTA course) have changed my life (in good English teaching ways). Have a great time in Japan. We will miss you.

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