this night on earth






this is a photo i have just taken of a frozen car windscreen on the way back from the temple to welcome in the new year, but really i was thinking of the film we had just seen at the cinema, the flawed but  magnificent ‘gravity’…..


we got back to kitakamakura in time to do ‘hatsumode’, to hear the priests tolling the bells and welcoming in 2014, and stood by the zen pond looking up at the bright, shimmering stars in the pitch black sky. 


the contrast, from space on the big, silver screen, to watching that same vast sky from earth, was beautiful. 




i wish you a beautiful 2014. 


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20 responses to “this night on earth

  1. Happy New Year Neil. I wish you and Duncan all the best in 2014!

  2. Tara

    Hope to meet you in London in 2014. Happy New Year!

  3. See you in March! 🙂
    Happy new year, Neil!

  4. Happy New Year!
    And thanks for all the great writing x

  5. Dearest Ginza
    Happy New Year!
    Though it’s now getting on a little for you.
    What an exquisite evening you seem to have had. Meanwhile I shall be donning wellies to climb Primrose Hill and view the whizbangs on the Thames from a distance.
    Altogether much less Zen.
    To a wonderful 2014 dearheart.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

  6. Thanks for all the lovely writing I’ve relished in 2013, and onward to another year of it!

  7. What a beautiful wish. I wish you Peace, Love and Vintage Perfume.

  8. Happy New Year! 🙂

  9. Beautiful photo! Happy belated New Year to you both!

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