Voices | OVERHEARD

Ours is to reason why

Middle-age man: Look how much your uncle has changed in these photos over the past 10 years. He’s put on a bit of weight.

Six-year-old girl: Why?

— Musashi-Hikida, Akiruno-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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