Friday, December 16, 2005

What Personal Space?

If, in spite of various glimpses I've tried to give you of life in Tokyo, you really can't imagine it, please look at this!

Fortunate Aogu, in the months we spent living downtown, he was able to walk to work. Those streets can get crowded but they're never in the same league as the commuter trains from downtown to the suburbs.

You'd think looking at this series of photos would make me deliriously happy to be back in the land of abundant personal space. I don't know. The other day I realized with more than a bit of sadness that these days, with the exception of weekly trips to the market, I literally never see anyone that I don't know. No wonder I'm not as inspired to post...not that we don't have any entertainment around here, as you know, Koji has that one sewed up.

Guess I miss people watching, even the people who were in my space.


erika jane said...

miss you over here

jamie said...

we miss you too!

cindy n said...

Personal space is such a funny thing. Take the Chicago habit of shovelling the snow out of one's parking spot and then claiming it as yours for as long as the snow is on the ground, as opposed to my mother's small town in Connecticut, where to park out front of one's own house, as opposed to putting the car in the driveway, is considered an infringement upon public space. I suppose entire wars have probably started all over the world pretty much on the basis of space and the perception that someone else has some of yours!


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