Several of my American friends have referred to the period we are living through as the Pause. I think it is an apt description.
Here in Okinawa we are still asked to stay at home and refrain from traveling around the island. Social interaction is very limited. I have only seen one friend all week and that was a bemasked boat trip to watch the sunset.
I still get mail. Most is from the local government about health insurance. I am still, after nearly 10 years, entranced by the Japanese approach to official communications. So playful.
My great friend Hanada san now only opens her wine store on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. She keeps me bottles that she thinks I will like.
Here is a video about my kitchen.
There is a small typhoon on its way. That should brighten things up. The boat is beautifully covered and well attached to the pontoon.