exit this way

  I am looking for a door. I don’t know whether I lost sight somewhere along the way or it never existed. I am looking for a door. It doesn’t matter where it might lead me, so long as it opens to a new place. I am looking for a door. I don’t wanna be…

stereotype

  My husband and I used to say that we were cheating. I was married to an old guy without money, and his Japanese wife (me!) was anything but obedient and submissive. We broke the mold. Is being different same as being disobedient? If you do not follow the crowd, are you a rebel? I…

indefinite

  “How much longer?” he whines. “Not much,” I smile. A person dies, and another is born. It seems infinite. It goes on and on and on, not in circles, just keeps going with no end in sight. “Ugh,” he groans. Religions and academia give incomplete answers. The world we see is a fraction of…

waiting with anticipation

“People wait all week for friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” ~ Unknown   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge; Waiting and daily prompt; Anticipate .    

structures of reality

“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.” ~Albert Einstein   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge; Structure and Cee’s Black & White photo challenge;…

a prayer

  I wake up on my side of the bed, as I did that day, and look for you, your warmth, your breath, your eyes’ whisper. The bed now is too vast for loneliness to touch the empty side. Five years, that’s how long it has been. I don’t know if I have changed at…

home

  It’s not bad. We play outside during the day if it’s not raining. But, at night, I get scared, especially when they don’t put on the lights.       For Friday Fictioneers – 25 August 2017  

learning

My initial reactions used to be to panic and to try to figure out what I did wrong. Now, I walk away and stay away. Innocence and ignorance keep your ability to listen and react viscerally, I think.   For The Daily Post’s daily prompt, Visceral.   ちびまる子みたい、おもしろい、とか言われるのに…    

love is …

  “I love you.” “Me, too.” “You do? You love yourself!?”   You never have to explain.     あの時のままじゃなくて、変わるから、生きていける。  

shadows

  It popped in my dream and woke me up. It must’ve been on my mind, though I’d tried not to think about it. History repeats itself, they say, and that’s true. No matter how often we condemn, we regress. No matter how loud we preach, we retreat. I’m as scared of unknowns as others….

a distraction

I come to a standstill, catch my breath, break off from my reality, look around, and notice the world, the real world, unfurling.   For The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, Ooh, Shiny!, and daily prompt, Unfurl.   正しいこと、物、人なんて、ない、のかも。