The last memory to disappear may be a scene that is not special but a gesture of a moment or a casual word after all.

Kaoru Kitamura



From a mystery novel set in a high school, "Autumn Flower." One of the characters says that when thinking of someone, that person's casual gesture or way she/he talks appears "like a ball that happened to come out after a lottery instrument was turned." Let's say, her/his shoulder line. What stagnates in the depth of memory is not a definite scene of one time but what repeatedly passes a person's body as a gentle modulation.


October 16,  2018

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