It was a Sunday morning and I had my day off …. I got up early – it was a beautiful sunny morning, so I got quickly ready and stepped out into Nagasaki on my own.
I hadn’t been walk fare until I met the first ladies in their beautiful dresses and hats – they were everywhere sweeping the streets. It was such beautiful sight and I didn’t have the camera with me. In those days even if I had a camera I didn’t use it very often.
They had all the same dresses and hats – the hats was very big and they went down the back. Their’s dresses and aprons was all in very earthy colors of beige, brown and rusty orange.
I have so often thought of the sight they gave me – in that early sunny morning … the sun was very low on the sky and those ladies in their magnificent outfits, like they were one with the sun. It’s a image that has always stayed with me.
So this post is to celebrate all those people that keeps Japan and the rest of our world clean with their magic brooms. Because they truly do their part in keeping our world wonderful – This is to them ALL!!!!!
“Let everyone sweep in front of his own door,
and the whole world will be clean.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe