A Birthday Letter

Dearest D, Happy birthday, Bear. So now, we’re 17 years apart—until my next birthday. 17. Your lucky number! Darling. You’re my tranquilizer. When I’m with you, I’m able to stay very calm. I get to be closer to who I want to be and how I want to be, and I’m so...

A Birthday Letter (JP)

クマさん お誕生日おめでとう。これでしばらくの間、17歳差だね。わたしのクマさん。私の精神安定剤。あなたがいると心が安らぎます。あなたと出会えて、あなたと一緒にいれるおかげで、自分がこう在りたいと思うわたしに近づけました。本当に大事なことを見つめて、安定した生き方ができるようになりました。あなたの好きなところ挙げようとすると、どんどん出てきて、お、あれも、あ、これも、ってなります。 第一に——...

The Rubber Band King of Lopatcong

The Rubber Band King of Lopatcong     © All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior...

Tsugaru—津軽 Dazai Osamu (UNVARNISHED)

…I went to Mr. S’s and was a bit bewildered by his ecstatic welcome despite being from there myself. It was without a doubt exposing his certain Tsugaru nature. As soon as we entered the house, Mr. S. took to rapidly ordering his wife about…...