"You read books well."

Kamo Aso's teacher  of high school days 



In his high school days when he was a slow learner,  he impressed a teacher by a correct answer to an intricate question related to novels from the teacher. The words from the teacher untangled the entanglement of his heart, says the writer.  His grandmother told him that he was a kind child, and, though being unable to believe it, he tried to be so in front of her since then. People can change by taking responsibility. Later, when he was told that "he would be a director" and entrusted to do it, he avoided making the final decision, which he regrets still now. From "A Place Not Anywhere."


"April 18  2019

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