Sunday, March 23, 2008

in the hub of humanity

Last I heard, Tokyo is the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Whether or not that's true, there are more than a handful of human beings here. The city's electric, both literally and figuratively. It's a land of effectiveness and efficiency. It's a contrast of big of small. Everything is shrunk down so as to squeeze in as much as possible--appetizers, appliances, apartments--then the critical mass explodes up and out in the form of sky high bills and buildings. From 45 floors up it's quiet, but one can be sure that, down below, there's no shortage of activity in the concrete jungle that stretches as far as the eye can see.

We're hooked up with more great, gracious Maneevone connections here in the western suburbs of Tokyo. No, we're not sleeping on the 45th floor, but every now and then one must ascend to take in the view--to appreciate the reality of the surroundings and the promise of the horizon.

4 comments:

Katester said...

Oh my gosh, I was just looking through your album and the picture with the angry monkey had me dying. Happy Easter you guys!

Corrie said...

Love all the pictures and commentary. Love wanida with the bat and am a big fan of all the harajuku girls. Glad you guys are doing well. We missed you on Sunday. Enjoy the world!

jessica maneewan tou said...

thinking of you guys!!!
enjoy japan and grandma cant wait to see you guys in thailand!!!!

iReNey said...

Love seeing the picture of old ICF friends. I heard from a little birdy that they were really impressed to see you guys tour Tokyo all by yourselves. Loved touring the world with you two. See you guys in India!