Spring in Kyoto

2 min readMar 20, 2022

“We sat in silence, letting the green in the air heal what it could.” ― Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

Learning to forget and move on is really hard, especially to love yourself.

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Yesterday, I packed my things and started walking to go somewhere far away and start a new life
I have forgotten and forgiven my old self
I tried to show myself to you, my Kyoto
I try to see life from two directions — because life doesn’t always go one way
As we are always given to meet new things, new people and let go of what has to be
Letting go is not easy — there are always tears or wounds, to learn to be wiser in dealing with life — and that’s okay…

When yesterday was a hell — I always believed that I could get through it, because in the end of the day, I have to be my own hero
Yesterday I cried very sadly — but now I see the clouds in Kyoto are so beautiful, where the flowers are blooming again — because I let them go
It’s not as hard as yesterday — I can walk and smile — laugh a little — and let it go.

Don’t have to be with you to enjoy my day — not English tea or Hóngchá even more, but now I prefer Gyokuro which makes me forget “we” that used to be

I tell myself that I don’t need you, that I’m okay
Tell myself I’m on my own now, go my own way
Tell myself moving on should be easy
Let the past be the past, cause I know nothing lasts
We had what we had, but I’m moving on that it wasn’t easy
Letting go of the life I knew — oneokrock-