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From the translator’s journal ~Mystical power of music~

When my father passed away,
his colleagues of an amateur orchestra
played the music “Largo” of Handel.

It was at the crematorium
while I was waiting for his cremains.
The beautiful music drowned the sound of fire.

To my amazement, since then
I have heard the music Largo often
in a restaurant, in a lobby
where I was waiting alone.
As if to say “I am here!”

I was consoled by the music
when I was lonely after his passing.
I am grateful for the power of music
with awe.

Is it the Synchronicity?
(Jully 7, 2021)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)