This prophetic link, sent from Japan
by my son with whom I can chat freely on Skype.
I can see his room with its tokonoma, tatami,
futon, kakejiku, fusama and shoji;
walk with him into the bathroom
for a demonstration of the Super Toilet,
talk to his lovely host 'mother'
over a cup of cherry tea,
indulge in a little show and tell exchange
with our favourite pieces of china,
and listen to the birds calling in a Japanese garden,
5,910 miles away.