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From the translator’s journal ~Flow of time ②~

Things I have done
even light-mindedly,
there must be a reason to do so.

By thinking that way,
I can soothe myself.

If I think too much
I can’t move forward.
But do I need to move forward?

Yes, as long as we live,
we need to move forward.
So I leave myself to the flow of time.

No need to resist,
but leave myself to the flow
on the surface of water
in this world.

Time is the most precious gift in our possession,
for it is the most irrevocable,
said Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

Not so bad
to leave myself to the flow of precious time,
not to be pressed for time…
(June 10, 2022 Time Day)