In my November 3rd post, I wrote regarding my previous trips to Japan:
If this trip is like my others, I become heightened aesthetically. I can hardly walk down the street without exclaiming at the beauty in the most ordinary of objects – a leaf, a crack in the sidewalk.
Jb at Out Of My Mind And Onto The Page commented:
Why do you think that happens? Is there a big contrast from where you live? Or is it because you’re relaxed and can soak it all up?
It’s not a big contrast from where I live in Hawaii. I am surrounded by natural beauty.
I definitely get relaxed in Japan. That probably is a big factor.
I love design. The Japanese have excellent design judgment.
Look what they did with an ordinary napkin.
I think the Japanese work with nature that they love so much and enhance it, like at Adachi Museum gardens:
I think, it’s like if you walk into an ordinary room vs. walking into a room that has been designed to draw your eye to the best features.
I came to these gardens one day when I was out of sorts and noticed I became tranquil by the time I left.
It makes me want to create more beauty or rather enhance what is there. I guess that means clean up my clutter, 😄