View From My… Friends Camera on Mount Fuji

View From My… Friends Camera on Mount Fuji

A moment of reflection of time gone by, a snap shot from where I lay my head or better still we lay our heads.  A look back on a trip or outing, one that I will always remember and don’t want to forget.  A View From My… is my mini series where I will let you glimpse into a memory made through a certain view.  Today I’m bringing you a sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji.

I am cheating a bit here because normally these views are from a window, door or room but todays picture couldn’t be further from a building..  Well actually there are a lot of buildings on the top of Mount Fuji, but that’s another story.   Why have I picked this picture today?   Quite literally because of my friend.  Becoming a parent is a strange old process, if you’re lucky you are surrounded by friends, old and new.  I’ve never really had many friends and since being Mum all the non-parent friends I had are few and far between.

My best and longest friend came to visit me last week.  This one.  The one that rings me, chats to me, reminds me of my non-parenting past.  I’m glad I have her in my life, it’s not an effort or a one-sided relationship.  It just is.  I’m not saying there aren’t others like this because there are but this one just fits and I couldn’t be happier…

Let’s move on to take a look at Mount Fuji:

Karen stood ontop of Mount Fuji with her peace sign showing. In the back ground you can see the shadow of the mountain on the hillside behind

The thing with Mount Fuji is although it’s there all year it is only really safe to climb all 3776 meters of it for a small window in the summer.  Queue all the queues.  I’ve never seen so many people climbing a mountain.  I’ve never seen so many buildings and “stations” in an area that is basically nature.  As you climb the mountain there are huts on route for food, sleep and for just getting used to the altitude.

We climbed it in the dark so we could sit and watch the sunrise, 100’s I dare say thousands of people joined us.  It was rather mental looking back.  When you get to the top there is building after building, toilets, food, statues, monuments and said thousands of people!  What an experience though I’m so glad I did it.

My friend was my guide in Japan, she had been teaching out there and gets totally immersed in all things Japan.  I really enjoyed my trip to Japan, I saw things and experienced things that I would never have done without my bestie.  Here are just a few snaps to share my experience:

This little snap shot into my life was inspired by my wonderful friend.   I do feel privileged to know her and call her my friend.   We lead different paths now but we still have time for each other.   You can’t beat real life friendship.  Much love xxx

Do you have any treasured pictures that give you a view from a door or window?   If you fancy sharing them with me or my readers I’d love to see and hear about them, just send me a message.

 

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