Hi, I’m Bron. I’m from South Africa but have been living in Japan for four years. I recently moved to Tokyo, where I write, explore the city and teach English. (You can read more about my first few months here in “Love, Tokyo” and “Cinderella in the City”). Before moving to Japan I worked in publishing for about ten years as a book editor.
This blog is a record of the things that interest and inspire me – insights from philosophers, poets, essayists, artists, psychologists, novelists and others. I also share personal stories and reflections on life in Japan.
I’ve added links to all the books, podcasts and essays I reference (several of these are consolidated in “How I changed my habits and changed my life”). I hope that among them you may find something interesting, inspiring or helpful.
Please feel free to leave a comment or send me a message on the Contact page. I’d love to hear from you.
The painting used in the banner of this site is by my mother Lynn Mary McLennan, née Lewis (1948–1997). The title of this blog is inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem “Entering”, which you can read here.