Night is pleasant, because, like memories, it erases boring details.

Jorge Luis Borges



People will surely have the same feeling on a snowy morning. It is important to keep in mind that memories, like the darkness of night and the snow cover, cannot avoid pretending, hiding and forging the fact. Memories are editing, as it were, so they can be conveniently created for you. The presence of you as well as the world is often dramatically adapted. From the Argentine writer's "Otras Inquisiciones" (translated by Kenji Nakamura).


"April 5  2019

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