Social media makes everyone's lives and relationships and travels seem totally blissful and perfect. Here's a dose of reality. Today was both stupid bad and The Best. It was a logistical nightmare. Now I have nowhere to sleep. I've gotten to the point where I'm laughing at the ridiculousness of each new thing that goes wrong. Like, I'm in a #mangacafe cubicle trying to doze in an office chair.
I took this selfie when I woke up this morning because the sulfur-rich volcano-heated hot spring in the basement of my hostel did some great shit to my hair. I thought today would be awesome. And the middle of it sooo was, thanks to the absolutely magical, Spirited-Awayesque Fushimi Inari temple and its thousands of orange torii gates, the dude on the train that nodded "word" when we connected over our mutual diggage of our tunes, the old man who feeds the stray temple cats fish by hand, the view of Kyoto from Mt. Inari at sunset, Kodaiji temple at night, walking old, narrow streets...I cried so much today, and 99% from joy. But yeah, it was a rough one. I could use a hug.
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