Tuesday, 7 February 2012

A Moon Ago


bamboo forest

I see that there will be a full moon tonight. Last time there was a full moon, we were in Japan. I remember sitting with Robert and our son in a tenth-floor restaurant. Outside the window I could see above us, the waxing moon (it was about a week away from being a full moon).


an abiding memory of  2nd trip to Japan; crows 


A lot has happened since that night in Tokyo with Robert and Steve, chatting, watching the moon, drinking beer and eating the Japanese equivalent of pretzels - a type of salty, glass noodle.


In the next few days I will endeavour to collate the present with the recent past - what is happening now, with memories and photos of our Japanese trip.

5 comments:

Lydia said...

Japan is a country I would dearly love to see. Nice to do so through your loving post.

said...

what's harder to believe is we got through all those noodles .... salty buggers weren't they!

Avus said...

That's the trouble with glorious holidays, Kay. Once they are over they become like Villon's "où sont les neiges d'antan?"
However the memories can still warm. We were last in your wonderful country in 2005 and shall probably never manage to visit it again. But I only have to take down the photo album and leaf through to be back in Arthur's Pass or on top of Mount Sunday.

Kay McKenzie Cooke said...

Lydia - Glad to oblige! I hope you can get to visit one day it is a wonderful country.

Steve - I like salt!

Avus - Thank God for photos and memory! Do hope you can make it back here - you've got a place to stay in Dunedin if you do ... (with us).

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip, just wondering if I could use your crow photograph as a basis for a drawing please?
yvonnemcque@rocketmail.com

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