Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~Triumph to heaven~

I visited my close priest friend
who passed away end-December
at the age of 94.

I talked ‘with’ him
alone for about an hour today.
It was as if an endless talk.

We had 50 years of friendship,
since I started working for
the Franciscans.

His face was calm and peaceful;
a Gift from God
at the time of his triumphant
passing to heaven!

I won’t wear
black formal attire
to say farewell,
as it’s the time of his triumph.
(January 4, 2023)