back in the states

well, here i sit at SFO awaiting my next leg on my journey home to san diego and most importantly my wife. it’s funny that i don’t feel as poetic as i did while at Mukune. my pen seems to have dried up, my writing skills little as they were have all but, dwindled. funny how every night at Mukune, i dreamt of making sake, yet, last night as i slept in my aft-facing seat upstairs(thank god for the upgrade) my dreams were almost a state of confusion. i think my brain was trying to accept the fact that it was really over and prepare for the reality of leaving a memorable experience…

early yesterday morning i took a solemn walk throughout the neighbor looking trying to imprint as much as i could into my psychi. i was blessed with masses of sakura petals blanketing the little roadways and drainages.


i was able to silently experience little snipets of people awaking to a sunday morning. gone were the hoards of students passing by or crowding the conveni. just the silent awakening of a village on a sunday morn.



Like Mike said in his blog, we too, like the sequoia, have bloomed. But, for you future interns you will find the seqouia as not only a land mark while traipsing through the village, but, also as a beacon, beckoning yours and our return.

At the bottom of the sequoia, will be a man, eloquent in speech, humble in manner and generous in spirit. Yasutaka Daimon, thank you for the knowledge, experience and generosity. how can any of us truly thank you?

  1. #1 by chris on April 14th, 2009 - 10:06 am

    hey Liloa. i’ll be heading back to the US later today and have been in the same reflective yet mentally drained state you seem to be in. hoping i get an upgrade and some sound sleep on my flight.

    the kura door may have closed, but now we move on with more knowledge and incredible memories looking for that next door.

    see you at Sake San Jose!

  2. #2 by Liloa on April 14th, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    it’ll be good to see a familiar face. hope you get the upgrade, it was well worth it. if it’s a 747, ask for the last row upstairs. be cool my brother and i’ll see you here. @chris

  3. #3 by chris on April 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm

    i’m at narita now. no upgrade…that’s the on downside to using miles for economy class.

    oh well, i’m kicking it in the Sakura Lounge and drinking some daiginjo sake. Japan Airlines is so much nicer than American.

    see you in SJ and i’ve got a CD for you!

  4. #4 by PatriciaYarrow on April 15th, 2009 - 12:48 pm

    those are the largest sakura petals ever. :-D

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