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The Great Divide by breezin-horizons
The Great Divide
'We are always what our situations hand us
It's either sadness or euphoria'
--Summer, Highland Falls [Billy Joel]
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Smoke and Mirrors by breezin-horizons
Smoke and Mirrors
"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things."
--Matthew 6:34
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Hazy Hued Dreams by breezin-horizons
Hazy Hued Dreams
 "And all the colours I am inside have not been invented yet."
  (Shel Silverstein)
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A Moment of Calm by breezin-horizons
A Moment of Calm
"Tonight I sat under a golden sky
Watched the sunlight fade
Saw a lone bird fly
Now the weight of the day has passed me by"
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Dreaming of Direction by breezin-horizons
Dreaming of Direction
"If you want to fly, give up everything that weighs you down."
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This time next week I will be in Japan! I first decided I wanted to go to Japan about a year ago. I was flying to Broome and happened to read an article about cherry blossom season in the in-flight magazine. I just knew I wanted to see the sakura in bloom for myself. That's all it takes with me.

For a while, I almost didn't end up going. I've travelled on my own on a couple of occasions now and don't have an issue with it but I really wanted to go with someone else to Japan. I suppose I felt slightly intimidated about being in a country where I will so obviously be a foreigner. But prospective travel buddies fell through and other holiday destinations just didn't feel right. At the end of the day, I would rather travel alone than not at all.

I booked my flights at the beginning of March and now the countdown is on! I have just booked four nights at a ryokan in Tokyo and now my thoughts are dancing ahead to a week from now, when I will actually be there. This is the part I love. Reading and researching and looking at photos and visualising myself amongst it all. Japan, for me, has this mystical atmosphere to it, as the culture is so different to what I am used to.

I want to visit Takayama, which is the only place in Japan with the cherry blossoms open while I am there; Mount Fuji, Hiroshima; Kyoto and Nara as well as exploring Tokyo. Plus I want to take part in cultural activities on offer at some of the ryokans such as tea ceremonies and calligraphy lessons. On my last night I'm going to stay at the Park Hyatt Hotel where the movie Lost in Translation was filmed. I think I'll need to have a drop of Suntory whiskey a la Bill Murray- for a relaxing time, of course! :D I'm so excited by it all!

If you have any recommendations for memorable experiences in Japan, please let me know :)
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Julie
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Australia
Current Residence: Australia.
Favourite genre of music: Indie/Alternative. I Love Mellow, Trippy Songs Though Rock And Pop Are Fun To Dance To.
Favourite photographer: Ken Duncan.
Favourite style of art: Any Nature Photography And Occasionally, Mythical/Fantasy Artwork.
Operating System: Windows Vista.
MP3 player of choice: My Purple iPod Nano!
Wallpaper of choice: The Tropical Island Where I'd Rather Be. Life Is A Beach.
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson. Bugs Bunny.
Personal Quote: "May You Walk Gently Through The World And Know Its Beauty."
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SilverMonki Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :cake: :party:
Hope you have a good one. ^^
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thank you! :aww:
It's been an awesome day! :dance:
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SilverMonki Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad. ^_^
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KarlsSkies Featured By Owner May 10, 2015   Photographer
:wave: have a great Birthday :party:... stunning sky girl :hug:

I also hope you had a great trip :happybounce:
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thanks! :hug:
I've had a super day! :excited:
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KarlsSkies Featured By Owner May 14, 2015   Photographer
:wave: that's great :happybounce:
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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the +fav
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
You're welcome :)
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SepticSkeptik Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave on

Land of Two Skies by SepticSkeptik  

I greatly appreciate it! :D
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
You're welcome! :aww: It's a lovely picture!
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Artist
Happy Birthday!! Julie!!Airborne Airborne Airborne 
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Artist
You're Welcome!! :hug:
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CherishKay Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:airborne: Happy Birthday! :airborne:
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breezin-horizons Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Thank you! :hug:
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