Children are busy crying, shouting and singing at all. Some people get angry at the noisiness while some people feel warm with the heat of life in "chorus of the angels." Some people feel uncomfortable with people's noisiness and mugginess. On the contrary, the author thinks that the quietness of a supermarket, where people buy things, pay for them, put them in a bag and leave "in silent," is weird. From an essay, "90 Years Old, What Is Auspicious?"
October 17, 2016
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun