Cherry Blossoms and Memories

Written by on April 15, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Yesterday I went to Washington, D.C. for the Cherry Blossom Parade. Actually spent more time at the Japan Culture Festival, a couple museums and memorials.

It was so strange to walk by the stands and even more strange to hear the vendors speaking in Japanese. I remember so many years ago, the summer fairs in Japan, when I was just a little girl.

I knew this weekend would be more than just sharing an adventure with a good friend and my little daughter. I knew there would be sounds and smells and sights that would bring me back to the days of childhood, to the time when I shared a world more predominated by my mother, her world and her influence, than my father’s. I remember very little of my father, when we lived in Japan.

I remember mostly my mother and all the culture associated with her.

There’s a lot to process, to sit with. Perhaps tonight, when my daughter is at her dad’s, I will make a cup of green tea and let myself go back.

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About the Author: Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist. Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse. My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty. Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path. .

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