In the space of night
in the disappearance of earthly delight,
what magic alights
what joy brims bright,
bearing witness as Mother might
to our curious rites,
our sad and longing,
our trembling and holy plights.
What salve the night,
what balm the inner light. – TS xo
My Street Japan. DAY 30. Tammy T. Stone
I call this, “Everything looks better at night.”
I also want to point out that precisely one day after Halloween (a holiday far from indigenous to Japan) is over, the Christmas (another holiday not indigenous to Japan) decorations go up, here, at the barbers!
Long live celebration!