05.21.2005 (Saturday), 11:11 PM

The Last (Day 10)

...rollercoaster on full stop...

Slow, slow, slow. Barbecue for half the day. Low-key dinner with lots of laughs. I'm tired.

I never want to leave Japan but I must.

I'll do my own traditional food walk and shop tomorrow morning but I'm really out of gas this time.

I still don't want to leave Japan but I must.

I'm going to have the usual massive jet lag and get to live part of Sunday again. I may cook some potato soup just to stay awake.

I really don't want to leave Japan but I must.

I know now that I want to always to stay in an apartment when I'm here. Blend in a little more, fit in a little more....slowly walking alone today and tonight through familiar and new neighbourhoods convinced me of that.

I'm sorry but I must be leaving Japan now.

Posted by wjc