Daily Archives: 2012年11月8日

humor helps us to accept the reality even if it is full of distress

I was talking with Prof. Nishikawa about the family event. He pointed out that people in Osaka are able to laugh at their difficulties even if the situation is hard to treat. That is a relief especially when there is nothing he or she can do. I was envious of those people with such a talent. I liked their presence immensely during the family trip.

Prof. Nishikawa and I moved to ATR in the afternoon for a meeting. The institute was open to public on the day and lots of people were around. We, too, enjoyed walking around, viewing several interesting demonstrations. The meeting itself went well. I was then back home. The train arrived to Kyoto Station 13 minutes behind schedule and was after all delayed by almost thirty minutes when I arrived finally to the nearest station from our home. Tired, but it was just nothing compared with the challenges those family members face everyday, I persuade myself not to complain for the trouble.

Leaves were colored beautifully around the spa

ATR was open to public; we had a meeting backyard