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From the translator’s journal ~My favorite scene~

“But Mary kept all these things,
pondering them in her heart.”
(Luke 2:19)

Without asking why,
she accepted them quietly.

There are so many things
in this world to ask the reason

If we know the reason,
we may make the world better
by solving the problems.

But knowing is not everything
especially for the relationships.
Do I understand the others better
by knowing them more?

I would like to accept them
as they are without curiosity
but with sensitivity.

Sensitivity is beyond words.
It needs no explanation.
Silence speaks for itself,
as science speaks for itself.

I think of Mother Mary
and her silence.
(June 25, 2022)