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I Love Okinawa.

January 30th, 2006 (07:38 pm)
current song: Contort Yourself (First Version)

I grew up there.
Age nine to nearly 16.

It's difficult for me to explain why it will always be a Home even Austin
cannot touch.
These little-ones did a far better job than I ever could.

Essays by Okinawan Grade School Students: I LOVE OKINAWA

You know the joke about "going to your happy place"?
I have one.
I go there.

It's a sunny afternoon with my ten-speed leaning in the sugarcane behind me
as I sit on the sea-wall looking out across the water that stretches a puzzle of blues
into a cloud heavy sky. I carried that bike over my head through a path in the cane
to get here.

Little long legged birds are chasing the tide back and forth--
I am 15.
Everything that is choking me?
I am placing it on a wave, and watching it roll back into the warm coralled ocean.




Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: January 31st, 2006 01:51 pm (UTC)

What color was your ten-speed?

Posted by: Red Lipstick & Green Ink (ginger931)
Posted at: January 31st, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)


Posted by: barry_barry (barry_barry)
Posted at: January 31st, 2006 09:01 pm (UTC)

Just finishing out the mental image of Ginger-chan sitting in front of the ocean :)

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