Translator's blog

From the translator’s journal ~ My Clock ~

My clock has gotten broken today.
My most favorite clock which ticked down for 20 years.
Unfortunately, it is unrepairable.

I like decluttering things, but I can’t throw it away
simply because it doesn’t work.
It is so precious as if my own body
which is getting older and weaker.
Somehow it reminds me of the words of Foal:
”Time and timeless all at once.” (p.45)

I can feel things have their own spirit too,
That I have learned from this clock.
It does look good, even when it is broken.
Me too, I would like to look good!
Here is my good-looking broken clock!
(Dec 14, 2020)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)

My most favorite clock