Sunday, September 11, 2011
A Day of Remembrance
Another photo from the Peace Festival at Ochiai Park.
There was free yoga lesson for anyone who wanted to participate. I'm don't do yoga often but I think they were learning the basic "half-moon" pose here. They also had very relaxing music playing in the background and everyone was taking their time to stretch their bodies and calm their minds. Or at least, that's what the instructor wanted them to do. It was really a great day to do yoga outside.
I don't have a TV anymore so I haven't seen the news, but it seems like today is a day of reflection, for not only all of us in Japan who are looking back on exactly half a year from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that affected so many of us here, but also for many people who are remembering the 9.11 terrorist attack in New York 10 years ago, where 24 Japanese lives were also lost. I believe that we need to reflect in order to move forward...and I hope we will continue to move forward in the right direction.