When you were a boy, you waited for "Good night kiss" and "the day you are called 'a big brother'." When you grow up, you wait for "a chance to reconcile" and "the day when you have to say 'Good-bye. Thank you'. "You wait because you know that things will not go on your own thoughts. So you pray. Waiting makes you a little more big-hearted. From a picture book, "I Can't Wait." (illustrated by Serge Bloch, translated by Kundo Koyama).
"December 9, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"