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.

photo of death cat lying on the ground

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 fa├žade, and with a fair bit of real dirt on its face.