Wednesday, August 1, 2007

a quick one

Wow, two posts in the same day..... Anyway.

On my way back from Chiba yesterday, I was switching trains at Akihabara station. Yes, the same one where I encountered the drag queens. They weren't there this time, but there was some music going on outside that came drifting into the station. Now, I am a sucker for music in general, and street musicians in particular, so I wandered over and gave them a listen. It was a trio, two guitars and an upright bass. As I listened, I realized that I knew the song that they were playing. It was something by the David Grisman Quintet, from their first album. I was impressed and surprised, and it made my day in a small way, to find something familiar in a faraway land. I noted in the previous post that my time was rapidly coming to a close. The flip side of that is I have been here awhile, and the icy tendrils of homesickness have made the inevitable inroads on my heart. Not that I long to leave (far from it!!!) but I do miss the people and places that have shaped me and brought me here now. So, gentle reader (and some of you not so gentle. You know who you are!), know that you are in my thoughts and I look forward to our next meeting, where and whenever that may be.

Oh yeah, you can check out the band that was jamming here


Marieke said...

Miss you too, Ry. I can't wait to see some photos of what you've been collecting... really!! And your travels of course. Some fungi are coming out here already, oh the fancy gourmet market had local chanterelles today. That made me miss Oregon!

Jessica said...

So sweet is the sentimental Ryan. Looking forward to hearing more about your journeys and your progress with work, and more pictures too!