Cats, curry and calmness. 2021.06.10
We walked down a narrow road that could probably be accessed by bikes but not cars. The path led to the beach again and there we found a pleasant and affordable restaurant. It served things like curry, French fries and fried chicken. Basic stuff ranging from six hundred and fifty yen to one thousand yen. I got myself some curry which was quite nice, the recipe included an enjoyable spice level which I could tolerate. My other friends who could not handle spice had to relinquish their desires to eat curry and donate their dishes to others at the table. French fries and fried chicken posed no potential threats so they put in new orders and waited to fill their stomachs. Whilst eating, we were observed by a few cats who lounged around and bravely made themselves as available as possible to grab any morsels that happened to land on the table or in the sand at our feet. They were quite calm and gave the impression of being at a casual day of work. Just sitting around relaxed and gently meowing every so often so we were reminded of their presence. They were fed of course, because who can resist the innocent and candor of a hungry animal. The overhead umbrella provided a welcome shelter from the heat, the wooden benches were comfortable and the sand at our feet which we could dig our toes into was therapeutic. We reveled in the soft wind that caressed our faces and the rhythmic sound of the waves crashing against the shore quieted our minds and souls. We sipped our cold drinks and immersed in the tranquility of our surroundings. After overstaying our welcome - our stomachs were full, our plates cleared away, our glasses empty and there was nothing more that the restaurant had to gain from our presence - we embarked on an exploration of the shoreline to see what we could discover. It was blazing hot and we submerged our feet in the cool water as we walked along idly, straying time and again to investigate something that caught our eye further away from the shore. Soon enough another break was in order. It was exhausting walking around in the humid, parched weather and upon finding a huge rock with a significant overhang and ample shade, we plunked down and just watched sportspeople as they basked in the adrenaline of different water sports.
I'm like a chihuahua. Small but fierce and full of energy. I'm generally a positive person and try to make the best of each day.