First, I really enjoy riding around on Kilala without having the company of others. It’s a rather enjoyable sensation, flying around like that in utter silence without a care. It gives me a little nostalgic feeling too though… I used to do it alot when I had time away from my village. Having to open my eyes and realize they’re gone is sometimes painful, but the memories I have of them are wonderful and I would never give it up in exchange for that sort of happiness. Riding with Kilala also allows me to clear my mind and focus. It’s very relaxing.
And then there’s bathing. Of course, that’s without having to worry of any peeping eyes. Having to fight demons all the time is a strenuous activity. And even without all that, just having to travel around constantly can get nasty. Bathing is another time I can relax and clear my mind while also being able to wash all the blood, sweat and dirt off. It’s a wonderful feeling! And with Kagome’s added “soaps” to the mix, it’s even more pleasant!
Finally… well, I don’t really talk about this one much, but I’ve become rather fond of reading. Back in the village, I really didn’t know much about reading and writing. A few people were very knowledgeable in the skill while I was… well, I knew certain things here and there. It wasn’t until I met Kagome and happened to ask her about her uh… what did she call them? Her textbooks, I think. I opened them up and couldn’t understand a word of it! She told me I wouldn’t want to read them anyway because she thinks they’re rather boring. It wasn’t long after she began to bring me all kinds of different books and began to teach me. Miroku… Miroku also soon found out and began to help. He’s very skilled at reading and writing as well, and with both of their help, I’m slowly beginning to pick it up! There’s still things I get confused about from time to time, but I’m better than I was! And I’m so happy I’ve picked up the skill! Books are utterly fascinating… it’s good to get an escape every once and awhile.
Thank you for the question! It’s so nice getting something normal!