Finding time for my pleasure..
Today, I did two things for myself. These few weeks have been full of activities and deadlines that I needed some break. So, I went to visit the show by Mr. Hiroshi Okano at Yanagi gallery in Ginza. I met Mr. Okano at G1-KIBOW charity dinner on Monday where his two paintings were auctioned.
We talked briefly at dinner and he gave me the picture book and the information about his show. I liked his paintings and his talk. So I decided to visit his show before it ends on Saturday. It was wonderful and we talked for a while at the gallery. It gave me a nice break to enjoy art.
Then this evening, I went to Aikido class. I was tempted not to go, in order to get some rest (I have been getting up at 4:00 a.m. and with full schedule of seminars etc., I have found myself being physically as well as mentally exhausted. I could also think of some other excuses such as rain! But I did go and enjoyed thoroughly. It was a small class and we went over some basic techniques. It was a nice break for me as I had to concentrate on learning. Two things, even they were small, gave me a lot of energy.