Whenever my husband and I decide to go on a dinner date, there’s a spot outside Shinjuku station that eventually became our meeting point. The name is Penguin Park even if there’s no single penguin in sight. Benches are provided along the well-cared garden where lush greenery and a few beautiful flowers are seen.
There’s a little part of the area that overlooks the city’s high buildings and the railway. This is where I quietly sit and wait for Danny as he leaves from work. From here, I can see that building with a bright giant clock. I also see people from different walks of life on the platform patiently wait for the train. The exciting part is when I see the long public vehicle approach the platform. Hearing the rumbling sound it makes tells me that I live in the now. The giant clock tells me how precious time is. To some, waiting can be a waste of time but to me if it’s for the one I love, I don’t mind. Time seems to be slow while waiting, but when you learn to enjoy what you see around you it’s all worth it.