Candy is not everything.

my friend's granddaughter



My friend has three grandchildren who are respectively 6, 4 and 2 years old. On Valentine's Day, the younger sisters pester the oldest sister for "chocolate from her friends" that was brought home from school by her. Like "I want this one, that is also good," the pesters go on asking forever. She admonished her younger sisters who only think about chocolate, saying "Candy is not everything." She was also trying to convince herself using such logic. It's amazing that she can include two meanings in one sentence. This is the beginning of a small "society."


"February 25  2019

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