Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Sign of Japan
On the boys' walk today we were daydreaming of summer travel,
and when we started talking about climbing Mt. Fuji in August,
a little cicada joined us, climbing up my leg. We don't have a
have a lot of cicadas here, its a sign Japan is in our future.
In Japan cicadas ("semi") and their love songs are a rite of summer,
their yearly return symbolizing reincarnation and evanescence.
We've felt drawn to Japan, even to naming our second son (Tanjiro),
and former ratties (Zenkoji, Nagano, Hakuba, and Lizuna Kogan).
We kind of have to visit Japan someday :)
For now our little cicada is safely nestled on an Asian pear tree,
with Uschi patrolling the perimeter (background right).
Posted at 9:29 PM