October is being a slow month. Thirty years ago I was travelling in Japan and have been mentally following my journey then, as well as I can because I've forgotten several days of even that ground-breaking trip. And it's been 'this is the day I was in Ise' and days later 'this is the day I was in Takayama, how come that was only two days ago, I should be in Kyoto by now.' It took me forever to get to Matsue on the double tenth, and now, a seeming four days later, I'm finally in Fukushima for the 12th. I suppose things will speed up now but I'd just as soon they didn't. Am not looking forward to November.