This one takes a bit of explanation…. There is a hose running across the walkway. There is a wide, green, protective mat covering the hose. There is a cautionary sign and yellow arrow painted onto the green mat. There is a bright orange easel caution sign off to the right of the walkway. Then, there is a man, whose sole job is to point to the hose under the mat next to the sign, apologize, and remind you to watch your step.
To remember that this Japanese culture is beautiful. Community-valuing, polite, unimposing, apologetic, unencumbering.
A reminder that both the considerate and the ludicrous can reside in the same moment. Perhaps politeness has overreached. [Smile].
To trip now would be inane. Proceed with caution.
[To see what this 70 days of Snap and Savor is all about, see Day 1.]