When you believe in the good things, they will come to you.
Honestly, many many times I don’t know why I always meet kind person. Sometimes, they like fairy tales. The stories could touch my heart. That’s one of the reasons I’m very keen on traveling when I had many chances to meet interesting and kind-hearted people.
On friday, I went to Aioiyama to took pictures firefly. I just know that is the wide park. But I didn’t know that it was very scary because on the way I went – no one. Yah, not have anyone except cars and …. me. Inside park was very dark. Actually, I was scary that I would be kidnap. I used all of brave and strong I had to keep go on. I wished Haruka chan in here and go with me, ah~
How I can go inside by alone? Ah!!!! >_< めっちゃめっちゃ怖い！
How lucky I was when I met two womens who wanted to see firefly too. We became a brave team and went inside park. I just can said that no one, no light. めっちゃ怖い！！（＞＿＜） Scary but very interesting. That is the first time I have gone to forest bamboo in night. My heart was strong beating and wanted to jump out. The fresh air, a little bit cold, bamboo’s scent, Awesome!!! I like that feeling. あ！ほたる！行った！Fantastic! But this time in Aioiyama, to see more hotaru, I waited until 10:30pm. So lucky when I met some photographers in here. Their vision do much to allay my fear. They helped me many things how to take hotaru. Very very difficult to took pictures of them. Not many hotaru like I expect, but the most interesting experience is that I went to forest bamboo at night, immersed my mind in amazing air in there.
Very difficult!! I just can took picture like that
To be continue… ^-^
On saturday, I didn’t have any special plan. So I wanted to do something interesting. Sometimes, the chances won’t come, I have to create chances for myself. On friday, the pictures weren’t good like I expect. So I decided go back Aioiyama again. I though that I can meet some photographers and could learn something from them. But, it wasn’t like friday . Yah, still no one. So I didn’t dare to go inside the park. I just stand in outside and waited until have someone came. So lucky when I met two people and followed them. I met a man who I met yesterday again. His name is Kondo san. And I called こんど おじいさん.
In night, it was very dark so we just can hear the voice and of course very hard to see face. Kondo ojisan recognized my voice and this time he lead me and two people who I met in front of park to go inside park deeply. Woa, so great! If go inside, we can see more hotaru. Kondo ojisan and three people of us, hold hand each other and got into the darkness. I had full of thrills and chills. ^O^.
This night I couldn’t meet any photographer. After two people said goodbye and they went back home. I was afraid again. Darkness, homeless cat (black cat) and me. Huhu, why have black cat in there? >_<. Phu! be brave, be strong! I said with my mind like that.
Kondo ojisan saw me just alone. He said that I just alone and would be very sad. So he stood with me to wait hotaru come. I couldn’t see his face, but his voice very warm, very very warm… Actually, I couldn’t understand all of what he said. I just heard the words I knew, and feeling by my heart. I didn’t know why but we talked many many things. Kondo ojisan knew this forest clearly. He told to me about Hime hotaru. Intersting!
Kondo ojisan, like a grandpa, told to me many things. I wanted cry… He tapped my on the shoulder, encourage me ”フーは一人でここへいきました・すごいハート、頑張ってね”。。。 He told many things, the words he said, so touching. I wish I can recorded his words. The feeling like grandpa told to granddaughter…I wished my Japanese is good. All of things I can do was feel by my heart.
Before said goodbye, Kondo ojisan gifted me 1000 yen. I know I can’t received it, Kondo ojisan just lives alone too. But, he just said to me that:
Kondo ojisan went with me a short way. He took off his hat, bowed, said goodbye and went into the forest, disappear in the darkness.
No one in the street! Phu, be strong!
I don’t know why, but when I go alone and very scary. Always having someone appear and come to me, help. The feeling like “be protected”. That’s why I always thinking and “Pay it forward”.
When I met strange people, specially in the forest at night. I will think I can believe they or not? “Sometimes, we don’t know they are good or bad person. Just follow your heart and listen it.” . Had one special person talked to me like that. Open your heart and magic will come.
To me, the memories with Kondo ojisan like a fairy tale. I will remember today forever. I had a beautiful dream, a fairy tale in the bamboo forest with hime hotaru. Too beautiful to wake up.
Thank you Kondo ojisan for great memories I had in Aioiyama. I wish I can meet him again. I wish, I wish… Thank you for everything, so wonderful, こんどおじいさん。。。
Thank you Rie san for waiting me until over 12pm. I went back home nearly 12h30pm. Ah~ interesting experience!!
Thank you everyone who I met in Aioiyama for helping me so much and too kind with me.
P/S: “Pay it forward” is the sentence come from a famous movie has the same name. The touching story and beautiful meaning. If you have free time, let’s enjoy!