Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Teaser Tuesdays: Be With You (Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu)

Have you read this book? I got it from Singapore (during my visit there in September this year) as a birthday present for my sister Rose. It's a sentimental and heartbreaking story of a couple's second chance at first love--a modern Japanese ghost story. I'm touched by it. Here are some simple but beautiful bits from page 87 of Be With You by Takuji Ichikawa and translated by Terry Gallagher:

In all these simple expressions--"Good morning," "Good night," "Looks delicious," "Are you okay?" "Did you sleep well?"--that's where love lives.

That's what it means to be a couple, I thought.