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From the translator’s journal ~Wish Mom were here!~

If Mom were here,
what a joyful time
I could have with her!

With her of my age
I could talk about
many things…

If now with her
I could share
many more things than ever.
But she is not here…

Mom said:
we can enjoy aging
only when we accept it.

We can embrace illness as well
when we accept and appreciate it.

It is acceptance and appreciation
that give us strength to overcome
the aging and illness.

I talked with Mom
in a surreal way
in my dream…
(November 1, 2022)