posted in: Blogging, Hiking, Journal, Outdoors | 8

This is to tell any of you who have continued to drop by that I am still alive and well and do intend to get back to writing in the blog, but right now I just need a break from blog writing for a while. A lot of things have happened that make writing somewhat difficult, with a lot of soul searching and reevaluation of what I am doing with my life, getting priorities straight.

Starting tomorrow I am off for about two weeks of walking in the mountains. First is a five day traverse of the Oku-Chichibu range, a gradual descent from the western end of the range all the back to the edge of the city. It’s been a while since I’ve been hiking so I thought something that is easy on my knees would break my body in a little better. Thereafter it is perhaps a week up in Tohoku, the northern region of the main island of Honshu, where I hope to do some walking, coupled with writing and sketching and photography. Some time away from Tokyo will do me a lot of good.

This trip was supposed to be two weeks in Australia, walking the Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs in the Red Center, but things didn’t work out. I’ve been dreaming Outback every night these days. Now that I know about it I hope to go next year. There’s a lot of traveling I want to do. It’s been much too long.

I’ll see you all again soon, with stories and pictures. Until then, please stay well.


8 Responses

  1. aki

    It is so nice to see your post. I have been popping in often hoping to see something, a bit worried about your long absence. Hope that all is well. May you find renewal and throughout your journey, know the constant connection to all that brings you light.

  2. leslee

    Hi butuki! I left a comment just after you posted this but it disappeared. So I’ll do it again: Best wishes for your hike. There’s nothing like the top of a mountain ridge to put things in perspective. I hope it helps clear your head and your path as well. Take care, and we look forward to your safe return.

  3. Daisy-Winifred

    Good walking, good thinking and good ‘being’. Safe travelling and safe return with story and picture to awaken my walking, thinking and being. Light, love and peace be your companions.

  4. Penny

    Two weeks soaking up nature. Sounds wonderful. Enjoy! We’ll still be here when you get back.

  5. ntexas99

    yes, it was good to see your words, and even better to know you’ll be back around when you get to that place when you feel the need to blog again. good thoughts, and restful times as breath it all in

  6. beth

    Hoping that you are walking right this minute, in a beautiful place, full of freedom and peace.