① Love is an alias of understanding. ② Let’s drop the subject today.




The iPhone seems to have a function called Siri that answers anything if you ask a question to the screen. My acquaintance asked, “What is love?”. The answer is ①. If I were him, I would answer back, “Then, is being in love an alias of misunderstanding?”. He asked Siri the same question the following morning. The answer is ②. While the software that responds in a different way according to a questioner is amazing, it also makes me take a mysterious interest in the psychology of the questioner.


August 13, 2015

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun