Mom, today is not your birthday. But today is your anniversary of giving birth, too.

a child of a writer


Her mother prepared plenty of cakes as well as favorite foods for her daughter on the daughter's birthday and gobbled them before the daughter ate, which dumbfounded the daughter. It is true that child's birthday is the anniversary of giving birth for the mother.  We are hard to come to think such an obvious thing. I learned again that it is difficult to think in their shoes. From an essay by Kanae Minato (evening paper of Asahi Shimbun Osaka headquarters) on September 28, "Not a birthday ...".


October 23, 2015

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