Back to Denver, back to "LIFE. As soon as our airplane touched down at DIA, the reality kicked in. Our annual trip to Japan was full but for this trip, I spent a lot of time with my elderly mother (and father) who became age 85 while my husband and I were visiting. A tasteful most round birthday cake with fresh strawberries certainly put a bright smile on her face (and me who enjoyed a generous piece!!). My mother is doing super despite of the circumstances she had to go through in the early this year and I always feel amazed and proud how her will to stride for her life ensures her being. Our timing for the cherry blossoms was also nearly perfect. A day hiking trip to Mt. Yoshino in Nara was surely worthwhile and we celebrated the beauty of the season one step at a time toward the peak. The side trip to Matsuyama of Ehime on Shikoku island was joyful with so many unexpected encounters such as a charming and humble most printmaking gallery who has represented the works of Umetaro Azechi, "the one." Tokyo visit was productive as usual but the city is SO packed with its residents and tourists and I could not imagine how it will be when the city hosts the 2020 Olympic! My prep for the Summer Art Market is on going. I have just sent out a campaign mail yesterday and it made me feel that my summer art show/sale season has officially begun. Life is good.
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