Luxury á la Carte in Minakami
Inaka forces you to unwind. My life’s pretty hectic, and I like it that way, but I do appreciate the relaxation part of inaka. The level of relaxation depends on the setting, but at the end of the day, it’s mostly the same. Once the dark comes in these communities, you’re only going out for an emergency, affording you plenty of luxurious me-time.
Personally, I am beginning to see this as redefining luxury. More so than the price associated with these properties or experiences, it is they themselves that are valuable. Splendor or squalor, integrating with local communities and exploring the inaka landscape is an exhilarating, life-affirming activity. After a day full of valued human experiences, it’s great to sit back and relax on your own. Robe and velvet slippers sold separately.
What’s so luxurious about unwinding in inaka, you ask? Well, depends on your fancy, but here are some of my personal preferences:
- The game Stardew Valley I mentioned in my last post is a good one. Minecraft has also caught my eye of late. What a game that is!
- Developing and documenting an ongoing calligraphy-meets-cryptography project.
- Studying video production and editing.
- Composing songs as a musician for my band and also for my own enjoyment.
All of the above and more could be you… provided your organization supports remote work. But if not, send them over our way and we’ll put them right.
Anyway, let’s jump back into the story, shall we?