I had lunch with my friend Joe today. I met Joe back in October or November. She is a wonderful woman who feeds the stray cats and crows and other birds in Arisugawa Park. I was trying to photograph a few stray cats back then as she was feeding them and we struck up a conversation. She spoke very good English and was always so interesting. We became fast friends very quickly. I see her every time I go to the park around 8:00 in the morning as that is the time she feeds the cats. She came to Tokyo about 20 years ago from Taiwan.
We had a great lunch in a wonderful Italian restaurant in the Hiroo section of Tokyo. We talked about life, reincarnation, the Dalai Lama, and the relationship between China and Japan. A great lunch and a good friend. Here's a picture of Joe as she is administering some eye medicine for one of her stray cats.