A caring staff member at my mother's nursing home called and told me that
my mother has pneumonia and been transferred to hospital for extra care.
After a 5-hour trip using the 2.5-hour bullet train from Kyoto to Tokyo, about 500 kilometers, and
local trains,I finally arrived at her hospital. "I am sorry I am late, mother," I said, holding her hands.
plum flowers in front of the hospital
She is, for now, settling, but it will not be long before she is going to depart this life.
I am beginning to accept her journey when I think of her ripe old age and that she would be
able to see her husband and only son in heaven.
My mother and I shared the same love of antique style pendants,and much preferred them to modern bling.
These are some of my usual pendants by Georg Jensen and she also liked J's pendants.
Thank you for everything you have done for me,mother.
On my way back to Kyoto Station, all the bullet trains between Kyoto and Tokyo were suspended
because of a power failure somewhere on the line. It rarely happens, though.
Many passengers patiently waited for their departures on the station platforms and underground.
In the early of March,Ume bonsai trees displayed nearby shrine started flowering.
It was a sign of spring!
This is a gardener who has kept making bonsai at the shrine for 40 years.
I will go back and forth between Tokyo and Nara for a while.
linked with Mosaic-Monday
All Tokyo photos and a mosaic are mobile phone.
Bonsai photos are Nikon camera D 5500