When you begin to lose something, you will lose everything at a quick speed.

Jane Birkin




The French pop singer who continues to sing with that whispered voice even after the age of 70, looking back over the breakup with the past husband says like this. Even what is taken for granted collapses all too easily with a moment's carelessness. Happiness barely lasts for a long time with daily repair. The same thing surely can be said about the standards and pride of politicians and bureaucrats as well as corporate culture. From "Jane Birkin's Words" by a writer, Michiko Yamaguchi.


September 15,  2018

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