Posts Tagged ‘new year’

Hatsumōde

Hatsumōde

Shinnen akemashite o-medetō-gozaimasu means “Happiness to you on the dawn of a new year.” I like that a lot. The celebration of the New Year is a big deal in Japan. At shrines and temples across the country, bells are struck 108 times at midnight on December 31, followed by the collective gobbling of soba […]


Fifty Things

Fifty Things

I love lists. I always have. So while enjoying a perfectly simple holiday-birthday weekend, I was quietly concocting a way of sharing some of my favorite bits of the last year. A Little Miss Year in Pictures, if you will. And then the Queen of List-Making, the irreplaceable Andrea, made this list. And it made […]


It would have been perfect if only…

It would have been perfect if only…

I moved a large marble table to get the perfect framing. I moved the lever back and forth endlessly until I was certain the focus was perfect. But when I pulled the tab on the polaroid, the film came out sliding on the emulsion and a gooey, unfortunate, light-leaking mess. Not so perfect. On New […]