Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Greeting the New Year Sunrise!

Ten years seem like a long time.
It is possible to do something you thought was impossible to do when you have waited patiently for ten years.
I used to go to the Santa Monica mountains to see the first sunrise of each new year,
as is the Japanese tradition. For ten years, after my car accident, I was not able to do this.

Last year was a very challenging year for me personally, and I really wanted to make a difference this year. So I decided to go see the New Year sunrise. I woke at 5 am even though we got in late from a new year’s eve party and went to bed at 2 am.
The Santa Monica Mountains were so beautiful, and I saw the moon in the dark blue sky.
Waiting for the sun to come up was so calming and peaceful.

Ten years were worth the wait!!!