Is this hibernation? Is this rest? Rather, nature does not have time now, so it stops growing upward.

Karel Čapek



In autumn, living things seem to go into hibernation. However, the plant digs up the soil before the soil is frozen, develops the new root hard and nurtures the sprout. The playwright known for a play, "R.U.R" (Rossum's Universal Robots) says they "are planning" spring. There is such a time also in human history. The future at the foot of people, not in front of them. From "Gardener 12 Months" (translated by Taro Komatsu). 


November 1,  2018

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