Kyoto, and the careful pairing of things

Flash back a fortnight...ugh, how quickly travel becomes a memory. Intimacy permeated Kyoto, that's what stayed with me. Structures imitating nature, green matter as flourishes on buildings, cloth strung from entrances, smoke wandering from public prayer spaces. Atmosphere, physical and emotional, created by the pairing of something ephemeral, transient, with that which is solid, majestic, enduring. nik