Subscribed unsubscribe Subscribe Subscribe

循環/ circulation


It was about 2 years ago that I decided to move to "Africa." It was already my 5th year in New York and I was feeling like I can continue living there (NY) forever.


I'm quick at making decisions. Though I am a person who ponder a lot in general, because I decide important things by intuition, I don't take much time. When I visited JICA Dominicana, someone who worked there suggested me to apply as a volunteer to go to French spoken Africa, and I thought, that's what I'm going to do.


I had never been to African continent. I didn't have much knowledge for that either. My image was the safari and the poverty. But because I knew already that image and reality differs in any case, I didn't do much research before my move.


It's been 3 months since I started my life in Burkina Faso. What I feel now is the rightness of my intuition. What I've encountered here, is cycle of life. Birth, death, returning to the soil, and another birth. Circulation is continuation. Something that is certainly so natural exists here so naturally.  Humans, Animals, Plants, Soil, everything is coexisting. I strongly feel what is making me alive.


A great change of my perspective on life would be the fact that now I feel that I want to have children. I had never thought about that before. Not that I'm thinking about it a lot now, but today, naturally, I feel I want to. This, I think, is a part of grand circulation and a continuation of life.


If you are tired of your everyday life and you feel your life is wasted, please come visit me in Diebougou. I'm pretty sure that it will solve something that is heavily weighting on you. Anyone, even those of you who don't know me personally, we'll welcome you here. In the world, there are still so much of the unknown things and I feel so excited in discovering them in myself. Today, I feel so much that I'm glad that I'm living.