23 May 2011
My Oh My! Japanese Beauty
As you know I've adapted to working in my wonderful local library.
This brings all sorts of interesting and unexpected new elements to my world - some lovely, some not so much.
On Friday of last week I had a true gift of serendipity. A couple of bikers approached the table that I was working on. As they removed their helmets I looked up and was absolutely gobsmacked.
There was a guy sporting the requisite grungy beard and beside him THE most serenely beautiful Japanese woman I have ever seen. She actually appeared to radiate a soft glow and I truly had to force myself not to stare. Several times during the duration of their stay at my table I caught myself taking a little peek at her and wondering at the juxtaposition of the biker leathers and her gentle beauty.
Too soon they departed and left me thinking about all sorts of lovely elements of Japanese culture which I adore. Gorgeous fabrics and paper, gardens and food styling, tea ceremonies and architecture.
It makes me wonder, have you ever been stopped in your tracks by unexpected beauty?
You may have encountered a gorgeous scene in nature, a manmade element or a stranger in an unexpected place - each and every one is a gift and I'd love for you to share your stories here.