"…Living only for the moment, turning our full attention to the pleasures of the moon, the snow, the cherry blossoms and the maple leaves; singing songs, drinking wine, diverting ourselves just floating, floating….refusing to be disheartened, like a gourd floating along with the river current; this is what we call the floating world…” Asai Ryoi, in Ukiyo Monogatari (Tales of the Floating World, 1661)
Sunday, March 1, 2009
The Journey Home
With the last day done, we start the journey homeward from the rain slicked streets of San Francisco. I really just wanted to write "The Streets of..."