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From the translator’s journal ~Spiritual proximity~

Think of the spiritual proximity.
Birds of a feather flock together.
So the encounter is inevitable,
not a coincidence.

The spiritual proximity
will tie us like a fate
even when we are separated.

It is a gift
to sense the invisible world,
to feel for this different world.

We can understand each other
without words, with a pure heart
without a selfish ego.

It might be a gift as well
to understand Nana’s feeling.
Am I transferred to her world?

She taught me to feel for
the unspoken world.
Thank you, Nana!
(January 23, 2022 – the year of the tiger)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)