In the first place, I don't trust people who have not passed mistakes of youth.

Emi Yamada



It is also a sight of "youthfulness" to strongly resist against fitting yourself completely into a mold of a well-defined image and sometimes get sulky. Of course the resistance is only one remove from mistake. But those who have no experience to lay their lives on the line even if they lose balance only shrink when they are in trouble.  They are not of  any help to you. From the writer's essay collection, "Kichijoji Days."


April 4,  2018

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