"Please ..., let me have love a bit less, and common kindness a little more."




An important thing in life is to "be serious about tackling fate". However, the more serious you become, the more life will be like a slapstick, says the US writer. Marriage life also becomes so if you stick with "love." Instead, tragicomedies can be avoided by accumulating, in some small ways, the experience that "you treated some other person carefully and he or she also treated you carefully." From a science fiction novel,  "Slapstick" (translated by Hisashi Asakura ).


"April 1  2019

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