Voices | OVERHEARD

Demon of the fleeting blossom

Mother: The wind is strong tonight. I feel sorry for your grandmother.

Daughter: Why?

Mother: She’ll be out first thing in the morning with her broom, sweeping up all the petals from the sidewalk.

— Komazawa Park, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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