Does PDA Make Love Real?

Most mornings of a workday, my husband leaves at a certain time. I sleep a little later than him, but I always wake for that click and sound of him at the entryway. When I hear him, I bound out of bed in my nightgown and throw open the door.   Continue reading “Does PDA Make Love Real?”

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Nara Fire Festival

Every year in Nara they light thousands of lanterns and burn this into the side of the mountain:

People familiar with Japanese might recognize that Chinese Characters as meaning “large” or “big”. However, in several sects of Buddhism it means “universe”.  It is burned to wish those that died in war peace in the next universe, aka the next life.  Continue reading “Nara Fire Festival”