Like the flow of the river

One thing I love about my home, is oftentimes, when I step back after a long day at work. I hear the halls filled with music.

It could be my father playing on the organ, my mum on the piano, or simply the sound of the hifi in the living room upstairs.

On some evenings, the tune is almost like a spell leading me up those spiral steps, to find out more. On one such evening, this is the song I heard. (Read on as the music plays to take in the post).

Does it not take you back through time this song?

The Japan we are all familiar with, is typically one of skyscrapers,

anime (the girl with crossed eyes reminds me of somebody :-p)

And Jpop.

This song though instantly brought me back to the trip to Kyoto I took with my family in autumn of 2010.

A fair amount of the time, I found myself wandering off, and taking in the captivating beauty around me.

Follow the lyrics, which are incredibly meaningful.

I do imagine, it was on a walk such as mine, that such a beautiful song was composed.

Kawano Nagare No Yoni.

I came walking on this long, narrow path
without knowing it
When I turn around,
my distant hometown is visible

The uneven path twists & turns
and doesn’t even have a map
So is the road of life

Ah, like the flow of the river
the era passes by leniently
Ah, like the flow of the river
the sky is just endlessly dyed at twilight

Living and taking a journey,
an endless path
Take The person I love to my side
while searching for a dream

Even if I’m rained on & the path is muddy,
someday the sunny day will come again

Ah, like the flow of the river
I want to calmly go with the flow
Ah, like the flow of the river
The changing seasons

Ah, like the flow of the river
I want to calmly go with the flow
Ah, like the flow of the river
Forever
while listening to the blue blabbling stream

I hope you enjoyed the walk with me. The photographs I took together with the music playing, is the 2nd best thing to being there in the flesh.

 

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