And My Mental Response
“lets b frds” Let’s not. (via text)
“Since you’re a teacher, should I bring you an apple next time?” Only if it is laced with poison, and you’ll eat it in front of me.
“I would like to learn a lesson from you, in salsa or anything you want to teach me.” Let’s start with subtlety, shall we?
“It is the more beautiful uncanny one!” Well, you did better in another language than I could, but… uncanny? What were you going for there?
“Why are you single?! What’s wrong with you?” *$)% you.
I’d planned a boudoir photography session for my ex as a wedding gift, but after that fell apart, I decided to do it for myself. It was such a good decision! I have never felt so strong and sexy, and so at home in my (very imperfect) body. After everything that you-know-who put me through, I really needed the boost.
While most of the photos will never be seen by anyone else, I like them so much that I will include the least scandalous one below the cut. ;)
Just call me the lady playa!
Dear Rainy Season,
It’s probably illegal to take a photo of Fushimi Inari in black and white, but I like it for some reason.
I met The Salsa Dancing Philosopher from Hong Kong again. He finally told me his name, but I can’t remember it. Stupid American.
He loves to play these psychological games where he takes me through a story, asks me questions about it, and then draws conclusions about me based on the symbolism of the elements in the story. It’s surprisingly enlightening. Last time he took me through The Cube psychology test, and it’s my favorite. Check it out for a fun conversation starter, or just to spend five minutes examining your subconscious.
Floating through the torii gates.
it’s after one a.m., but instead I am relishing—the sound of rain, the flash of lightning, the scent of a candle blown out, and this feeling of peace. Regardless of whatever sad, dark, or angry moments I have, I haven’t lost the ability to savor these moments. I’m going to be ok, friends. I really am.
One of my Okinawan friends is getting married today, and she asked me to design and make her a ring “pillow” out of a seashell. This is what I came up with. I hope she likes it!
Here’s a video of my coworkers and me playing sanshin last night at our school party. Keep in mind that I am a beginner. ;)