Youngest son wanted to take his brother on a tour of our local Japanese garden.
From the outside ds(14) was not overly impressed. "It's such a small space I can't imagine it can be all that great." he said before we entered.
And "It's amazing how different it is inside. You get a sense of space and calm. Like every bit of it is used but its used to effect so that you feel while you are walking through it that you are in a much larger area and that it just goes on and on." he said as we were leaving.
We all marveled at how the rows of sand were raked and what persistance of patience must go into preparing the sea of sand.
We noted some unusually growing trees, were they clipped or do they just grow this way.
We saw how lines and curves were repeated purposefully.
Altogether it was only thirty minutes but thirty minutes spent in purposeful peace.