Sunday, January 27, 2013

What I learned in Japan

L and I are just back from a two week vacation in Japan and I've been thinking about what I may have learned there that will make me a better sailor. It's not that we sailed in Japan. Rather, we did the usual tourist thing, visiting historic sites, eating, more sites, more eating. So what did I learn?

Well, it seems the Japanese people are expert at doing more with less. They live in small homes, with little in the way of furnishings. They eat simply. Life for them just takes up less space. There's a lesson there. It's not in the specifics, it's in the philosophy.

Perhaps their lifestyle is lesson enough.