2009/12/21

My Safe Haven - Lawson

Lawson- a Japanese 24hrs convenient store that I loved
most. I remember when I was first visited it almost 15 years ago in Tokyo, I loved it instantly and tend to walk in wherever I found one on street.

Originally I thought it is because of the items that sell inside are so attractive in terms of it's extra mini size and lovely package design, but it shall be the atmosphere that it gives me a feeling of "safe haven".

Besides snack, hot or cold drinks, oden (a Japanese winter dish of boiled egg, daikon radish...,etc in a specific soup), beer, desert, magazine, maps, newspaper, body wash, lotion, toilet paper, one time battery charger......., etc, etc.Any thing that your daily life need can be found inside such a small store, no matter when, even in the late night of 3:00, you are lack of nothing.

This morning, when I preparing this post, I take a break from my tag to Lawson and discover that, besides of the feeling of safe haven,it reminds me that our life can be simple and basic, what we human actually need to sustain our life is not much, but we are really over consuming. We need clothing but not couture, we need food but not big dishes, we need a shelter but not an over decorated flat...I doubt whether we can walk backward and back to our basic, if we can, our planet and next generation will have a chance.




2 comments:

Patrice said...

I totally agree with you. Though I understand what you are saying, I believe in going forward, always. We can go forward but in doing so create awareness (the kind you are creating through your blog). We should realize and understand the essence of life...It's not about the fancy or who has the biggest and most expensive of things. Life is about living, not existing as some of us are today. Once we come to that realization we would do things a lot more different - we would do things in a more simplistic way. The things that are important to some of us now will become obsolete. We will treasure and appreciate the joy of "having enough" not "having a lot." Maybe with that we could ultimately eliminate poverty as we would know what it's like to share again.

It's funny how we can come to the realization of things through one small experience, however unrelated, isn't it?

Great post!

protoworkannie said...

Thanks Patrice, it's always so nice to have you in my blog. Merry Christmas to you.

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