10/01/2004: "May you have more sweetness coming to you"
As I was closing up my gate, Akiro san came out of his salon next door with a bottle of beer in his hand. "A young couple is building a cabinet for me. How sweet." I looked in and there they were, a Japanese couple working together. "Makes me smile. I had days like that myself." He's known as a drinker, but I've never seen him like that. "You'll have more sweet love coming to you." I said. "Yeah, at a nursing home." He jokes. "Don't ever forget that bitter-sweet feeling!" I said, and we gave each other a fist hit.