"El Sur" by the Spanish director Victor Erice is one of my all-time favorite films. In it, el sur ("the south") is depicted as an attractive and mysterious land. In the film, there is a special connotation about the south, as the father of the girl appears to have a mistress in that far-off land.
The film ends as the girl prepares herself for her very first trip to the south, where, hopefully, she would find out her father's secret life.
There is something about the south that is life invigorating. Those were the thoughts as airplane flew southwards from Tokyo, and landed on Saga airport.
I have come to attend a two day session which I chair.
The sunshine on my mother's native island of Kyushu was mild and serene.