Wednesday, 27 February 2013

新年の旅 – A New Journey

時間が勿体ないから、仕事の時もプライベートの時も最速の経路で行くことが多いでしょう。でも今回、私はドタバタしている日常と一旦距離をおくために、新年早々フェリーで旅をすることに決めました。ゆっくりと景色を楽しみながら、旅そのものが堪能できます。行き先はどこでも良かったのでフェリーに任せました。観光スポットを調べず着港してからその街の魅力を探検しました。新年へ向けて旅立つ時は行き先が分からないし、急いでも結果は変わりません。今年もできることから成果をゆっくりと 重ねて行けば自ずと見えてくるでしょう。こんな私ですが、本年もよろしくお願いします。

So as not to waste time, we tend to take the quickest route wherever we go, be it work or fun. To escape the rush of everyday life, I decided to take a ferry trip early in the New Year to leisurely take in the scenery and enjoy the ride itself to the fullest. The destination was secondary, so the ferry timetable dictated where. Many surprises were in store as I perambulated the town. When starting a new year, we haven't a clue as to where it will take us. We may want to rush to get to where we are supposed to be going, but the results are just the same. Taking one step at a time, adding each achievement as it comes, is the course I aim to take every year. Let's move forward and make it a good one.

The Japanese version first appeared in the January 2013 issue of the goodspeed monthly newsletter.


  1. A ferry? Is it a water taxi or a car ferry? So curious where all it goes. What a great idea, to peramublate. Especially with a view of Kobe.

  2. Overnight car ferry. Soaking in the bath watching Kobe and Akashi go by was quite relaxing.