Has anyone ever questioned a personal disclosure that you've just made-- a fact about you that YOU of all people should know? We've all had this experience at one time or another, and for a second you pause and wonder . . .are they really bold-face questioning my honesty or are they just so aghast … Continue reading What Do People Find Unbelievable About You?
Nakagawa-san was one of the “bent people.” When she stood the upper part of her body was parallel to the floor. And when she walked you generally could not see her face. To navigate her small world, Nakagawa-san had to periodically stop, lean on her staff, and tilt her neck backwards. She was a perfect … Continue reading The Curious Old Country Women of Japan
Mouichido. Mouikkai. One more time, once more. I boarded a plane for the past; but I should have known better. Our short liaison was exactly like the two trips I had taken during my divorce and shortly thereafter. There was this intense intoxicating feeling when I first saw him but quickly the mood would change. … Continue reading The Last Day of My 21-Year Affair
"Maybe that's the owner!" I said pointing in reverse. "Who?” My husband asked. "That lady with the walking stick! Grey-haired, all hunched over . . . by the side of the road. Didn’t you see her?" “No.” “Well anyway, she looked like an Eleanor.” I knew the property owner’s name from the disclosure papers sent … Continue reading The Showing