I lived in Japan during college, and have only been back for business travel since then. Until this season! I can’t wait to return and to experience the disorientation that comes from visiting a place that is at once familiar and also a distant memory.
Different sounds, different tastes, different sights… and underneath all of that, different history, different influences, different ideas.
And underneath that, discovery. Joy. Unity.
Dear ones, may we dive so deep in the unfamiliar that it becomes home.
May we revel in peeling the potatoes.