According to the Japanese, everyone has an ikigai — which translates roughly as “the happiness of always being busy”. Some people have found their ikigai, while others are still looking. Do you have an ikigai?
Maclear, an author, is looking for enlightenment, or maybe just a way to get through the time as her father becomes more ill. She turns to a new hobby - bird watching - and in this finds solace, insight and both questions and answers to life's mysteries and quirks.
“No risk is more terrifying than that taken by the first root. A lucky root will eventually find water, but its first job is to anchor -- to anchor an embryo and forever end its mobile phase, however passive that mobility was.