yuko’s diary 7/18/22
A thunderstorm in the early morning, it was raining so hard.
We woke up many times, and then couldn’t wake up on time.
Today Dan had to leave early.
I made him two peanut butter & jerry sandwiches.
He likes the sour cherry jam I made last month.
After he left, I went outside to check my garden.
The air was so clear, almost too cold to walk around.
I took deep breath.
A message from friend to tell me that they received lavender I sent:
“It was as if I received the air from your garden.”
If I could deliver the air, that would be nice.
I wish I could deliver the air through my photography and writing.
I believe that’s possible.
I recorded my radio program.
This little program is now reached to vol.95.
For me, it exists somewhere one step further out than this diary.
Sometimes there is an interaction in between me and listeners.
Quiet, humble, and gentle, and that’s why I love it so much.
I don’t publish it so often, only whenever I feel like it.
So, it might not get to vol.100 in 2022, and I love that too.
Today I talked about belief and free will, how nature helps me, how I love letter-writing, etc.
Not physically being in Japan during this big event feels strange.
This is the biggest thing ever happened since I left Japan.
I organized dried herb and seeds.
Despite this dry weather, some of them got moldy, so I separated them.
I packed Roman chamomile’s flower and leaves in a glass jar for my bathing time.
I made curry and rice.
When I went out to pick the green beans, the cool air was gone, it was already back to a hot summer day.
Dan got home around 4pm.
We rested together little bit and had curry and rice and then popsicle.
Watched home run derby.
A 42-year-old player made his retirement speech, and then advanced to the second round.
Nobody including him expected that result.
I took hot bath.
We went to bed early.
It will be hot tomorrow too.