On the assumption that you should be able to understand each other, the situation will go wrong when there is the slightest thing you cannot understand.

Ryu Murakami



If you think that a dialogue is made in order to have the same idea, the same feeling as another person, the dialogue is closed when either of you give up understanding. You should take it for granted that you cannot understand, or rather the more you say to each other, the more clearly you can see the difference between you. If you consider it a dialogue, the place where you can stay together spreads a bit, even without understanding each other. From a novel, "Love & Pop."


April 17,  2017

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