Voices | OVERHEARD

Listening to the sound of silence

Middle-aged man #1: Looks like you didn’t get much sleep last night. Too hot?

Middle-aged man #2: I didn’t sleep so well but it wasn’t the heat. My neighbor has hung up one of those wind chimes and it was making one hell of a racket in the breeze last night.

— Oimachi, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo. Overheard by The Japan Times On Sunday

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