Thursday, September 30, 2010

Trading Places

Dear 長谷部, This weekend is a big one for both of us.  You have your game against Borussia Mönchengladbach (Fighting!)  
Hasebe Makoto Vfl Wolfsburg 2009/10 Season
And I will be watching the prophet speak.
President Thomas S. Monson 
How about one of these days I attend one of your games and you watch a session of Conference?  Our lives will never be the same again.  
Hasebe Makoto in a suit, Chicago Times
Doolittle's Spiders soccer team, by Angie Brownie
P.S. Why is it, when I do a search for images of Hasebe Makoto, that Google search finds pictures of Jay Chou as well?

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A New Start

Dear World,

I think you got confused. The scene was straight out of a movie - girl in one fell swoop finds herself nursing a disappointed heart and bandaged fingers and blistered feet. When I should have grey skies and torrential downpour, instead you gave me blue skies and sunshine so that I almost forgot there was such a thing as deferred hopes. And then you gave me a friendly face who told me about her life's work so that I rather forgot to feel sorry for myself but found new inspiration. When I would have had a melodrama, you insisted on a feel-good flick. How is it I was determined to have a good cry that I ended up smiling instead?


And because I don't have pictures from my day, I will post pictures that I took in nature that I love.
Ivy growing along the side of the Disappointed House

The Beach at Monterey California

Wildflowers along the road in CA