Tsuruoka-shi — The view was good. There isn’t much to crave when sleeping in a temple — a decent futon, reasonably new tatami, a bath. Everything else is icing — great food, and of course, a view. I think this is the first real “view” I’ve had in any temple I’ve stayed at in Japan. I’ve stayed in dozens now. Many have views into gardens, but not into valleys. Inns, perhaps. The inn at Kiri-no-sato Takahara alon...
San francisco — I feel like I’m in the middle of an anxiety attack that’s been going on for three days (and counting) now. A mild sense of panic, introvert exhaustion (because not only did I go to an all-women, two-d...
Los angeles — Reading through my archives tonight (thanks Amal and Craig) and a weird mix of awesome I’m so glad I documented this and why don’t you document as much anymore? And to think I’m working on a project t...
An idea to preserve
I'm sitting quietly in my mother-in-law's new condo in Vallejo, California. I'm quite sad to see Hi disappear.
Writing the last moment
Day 100 #100happydays: Capture. Write. Publish.
A temple with a view
What I like about hi.co is that it encouraged writing and marking moments. I hoped to contribute more, but each snippet is still memorable.
Day 99 #100happydays: Over 21,000 words in 246 moments in 28 cities
Day 98 #100happydays: Community
An invitation to be in the moment
Day 95 #100happydays: Breakfast on balcony garden
Day 93 #100happydays: Final week
I will miss the elegance of this place
Day 92 #100happydays: Shiny
I miss the old me — the one that wrote and remembered everything. Sniff!
A final Hi meeting
Meaningful last words...
Fraction of A Second
This is the End of Nothing.
This is goodbye
Goodbye is more heartbreaking than expected.
"So now it’s up to you- for the both of us – now it’s up to you…"
Parting is such sweet… holy cow look at all those people!
Time, gentle folk, time to go