So, this was a pretty intense weekend. This post will in all likelihood be long, and full of many sidetracked opinions and very strange language since much of my view of the world was changed. Sorry in advance. But I did take some good pictures, so keep going.
Let’s begin with Friday. After class on Friday I accompanied Mary, Kari, Finella, and Katrine to
Well, the next day we went to
I can’t really describe how I feel about
However, you must know that the above was what took place on an intellectual level. On an emotional level I was crushed, plain and simple. From the moment I saw the dome, I began to have a lump in my throat. When I saw the wall that had been torn to shreds by glass, I began to cry silently. When I reread the story of Sachiko, whose story I knew from “The Thousand Paper Cranes” I began to cry more. When I looked out at the rainy day, towards where the bomb detonated and thought how the use of the atomic bomb probably did contribute to the ending of the war, I sat down on my haunches in despair. I basically cried the entire time, in one form or another. But look at how life has overcome near annihilation.
The verdict on the
Alright, so after that we took a street car to the ferry terminal that goes to
This, also, is good.
I loved the orange of the Tori Gate, which sits in the ocean at high tide.
The scenery on the island was beautiful. Very peaceful, and packed with deer…
Which were almost as amusing as the soaked tourists.
Less beautiful with me in the picture, but I have to prove to you that I went and did not just scan postcards.
So after returning to Seta, me and six of the other guys went out for one of those grill your own meat places. And that was it for the day.
So the next day I asked Yoko, a new tutor who I think I probably like the most out of all the tutors due to the fact that she is so chill and smiles so often, if she could take me and a small group to
The feature of today was the “Tabehodai”, which means all-you-can-eat. We went to an all you can eat sushi place for lunch. The final tally: Adam 43 plates, Eric 28 plates,
Observe our consumptive power!
I will not want to eat for a while.