I don't remember when I last felt as if my life were a long novel.

Keiko Ochiai



"Finding myself older after finishing nursing of my parent, I began to think that I felt as if my life were not a short novel  but a verse of a short poem," the writer says. Since memory is like a traced copy, it is somewhat different from the actual experience. As the memory is overwitten again and again, resignation or determination make the story simpler. On the contrary, there are times when memory is scattered and the thread is lost, though.

From "I'm Becoming Me.


December 15,  2016

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