The week began with Mother’s Day. And, after chapel and a luncheon, I took a walk to my favorite little ice cream and coffee shop. Along the way, I noticed the roses that line the busy street. There isn’t much space between the sidewalk and the buildings, but there is enough to grow these beautiful flowers. It gives me inspiration that even I could do that!
While walking on Monday, I noticed a street sign. It is a speed limit sign for 15kph. These are fairly standard around the rest of the world, so it is not unusual—but to me it is a reminder that no matter how American this post feels…it is still in Korea with Korean signs and laws. It is also something that is fairly common and, many times, we take for granted but some in the states may ever have the opportunity to see.
Tuesday, as I was going from building to building, I stopped and noticed the golf course with its sprinklers. I also noticed how beautiful the day was. I am not a golfer—I would love to be, but some things you just don’t have any more space in life for—but days like this would inspire me to become one.
Thursday night, I went for a walk. I am becoming more and more interested in capturing the common things of everyday. There are many wonderful things about Korea—many places that tourists visit. But, we already have photos of that. I like to look at the common. What does a street look like? What do the small restaurants serve? What do busses look like? Little things that, to me, are more interesting that seeing another photo of a tourist spot.
At the end of each day, I walk in and drop my hat off on the counter. I place my wallet and my phone, as well as, empty my pockets. On this day, it was the last time I would take my hat off until Monday, when I start over and do it all again.