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From the translator’s journal ~Searching for happiness~

We live searching for happiness,
struggling for saving grace.

When we struggle,
we can’t see and
fail to find it.

When searching
outside of oneself,
we fail to find it hidden inside.

When it is so near,
we look too far and
we fail to find it at hand.

When we see everything as a gift,
may we not find the saving grace?
may we not find happiness?

Acceptance and gratitude…
which turns suffering into blessing…
Wish I could live with such hope.
I want to be happy…
(Apr. 19, 2021)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)