my friend and i went to a small temple in the countryside of nara to see the cosmos blooming before the season was over, and eat a little lunch.  the flowers were almost done, but i didn`t mind. we sat down in a farmers field and enjoyed the beautiful day and the peace and quiet.  there wasn`t a cloud in the sky!

i`m seriously torn between city life and country life.  there`s no qualitative way to measure the pros & cons.