The composer is mad about a stray cat he picked up. What he learned from his cat is "unconditional love," he says. And he adds that when you give someone a favor of doing something, you tend to think as "why no reply or no greeting," but that he knew there is love you do not ask in return for. Though I do not know what his cat thinks, his life revolves around his cat and I understand his feelings to some degree. From BS Nittere, "MY STORY" (broadcast on August 19).
October 12, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun