I just had to share this picture that my girlfriend, Megumi, took while she was in Japan. She is at the Tanabata, the star festival, that usually begins on July 7th. The Japanese celebrate this day by writing wishes on tanzaku (small, colorful pieces of paper) and hanging them on bamboo. The bamboo and decorations are set afloat on a river or burned after the festival. It brought back strong memories of my summers in Japan and how I was really hoping my wish would come true!