Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~Decluttering and memories~

I decluttered things
after I sent off my Mom.
It was refreshing, I felt then.

I still have things
to sort out, but
I won’t declutter any more.

I would lose my memories
with the things I declutter,
I feel them so precious
now that I am getiting older.

I will keep them
not because I will use them someday.
but because I want to cherish them now.

They are the hint
to remember the past.
The gentle things which
accompanied me for such a long time.
(April 2, 2022)