So forget the pile of dirty laundry, ignore the crumbs on the living room floor, and pay no mind whatsoever to the dirty bathtub. Any guilt I might have felt was cast off as I recalled the immortal words of Ed Ricketts:
We must remember three things:
Number one and first in importance, we must have as much fun as we can with what we have.
Number two, we must eat as well as we can, because if we don't we won't have the health and strength to have as much fun as we might.
And number three and third in importance, we must keep the house reasonably in order, wash the dishes and such things. But we will not let the last interfere with the other two.Once I had my priorities in the right order, we walked up to Nakanoshima Park- one of the most pleasant urban parks I have ever had the pleasure to see. I strolled through it a month or so ago when the weather was ugly, the trees had no leaves, and the rose canes were cut down to mere stubs.
What a difference a few short weeks makes. Here is the park in all its exuberant post-sakura spring glory.