“It is very important to go out alone, to sit under a tree — not with a book, not with a companion, but by yourself — and observe the falling of a leaf, hear the lapping of the water, the fishermen’s song, watch the flight of a bird, and of your own thoughts as they chase each other across the space of your mind. If you are able to be alone and watch these things, then you will discover extraordinary riches which no government can tax, no human agency can corrupt, and which can never be destroyed.”
Lanterns in Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社) in Kyoto (京都) Japan by TOTORORO.RORO Via Flickr: Lanterns and the Forest in Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社) at Twilight in Gion (祇園), Kyoto (京都) Japan.
Model: Sony ILCE-6000 (A6000), Focal Length: 24mm
Lens: Sony 24mm f/1.8 Wide-Angle Prime Lens Alpha E-mount Carl Zeiss Sonnar Optics (SEL24F18Z).