I found some old pictures from my childhood. Not so many, but some good ones.
Yuko Kato: Born on May 16, 1978 in Chiba, Japan. I was born two weeks early and weighed about 2,800 grams, which is a little over 6 pounds.
My brother and I were the best friends.
I was a chunky baby.
"I'm one! Now I'm walking!"
"Mommy, can you please stop shoving food in my mouth? I'm already full, really."
Bossing my brother around like that's my job.
And of course, I had to ride him like a horse.
I used to love playing in the rain. I still enjoy listening to the rain, especially at night right before I'm about to go to sleep - it quiets my mind and nourishes my soul.
I grew up near a beach. I'm in my element when I'm strolling on a sandy beach and listening to ocean waves, while feeling the sea breeze on my face.
I think this is a picture from the time when I received a big award for my artwork. Mine is 2nd from the right at the top with the pink background.
Piano recital. Another thing I was really good at was playing the piano. My Mom believed I was going to be a pianist. I loved music, but I hated to practice.
Seijin-shiki: Coming of Age ceremony. I was 20 and lived in Kyoto, Japan. I miss Kyoto - it's such a lovely place filled with history and traditional culture. I'd love to live there again some day.
It's amazing to see many elements of who I am today were already there when I was a little girl.
I love art and music.
I am always in charge.
I feel most connected when I'm listening to the sounds of nature.
I never thought quickly looking back on my childhood would give me such a clear image of who I am today. Sure, my childhood preferences don't describe my whole self, but they reveal the hints of my true design.
Taking a walk down the memory lane."The past and present are hints of the future."
- Gary Morland
Have you done that lately?