Sorry for the recent spate of brief posts. Since returning to Canada I’ve unexpectedly found other, non-blog activities to occupy my spare time. Activities which will have no further mention except to say that they are almost completely uproductive.
In any case, today I have a photo of an abandoned skull-cat-jester from my last day in Japan.
This creature was lying in the parking lot in front of our apartment building. I’d seen it face-down in the drainage gutter earlier in the week, and was a little surprised to see that someone had pulled it out. Contemplating it tonight, it seems to encapsulate a lot of what I saw in Japan: cute and cuddly with a dark, sinister side, in slight disrepair, wearing a synthetic façade, and with a fair bit of real dirt on its face.