Mei-Shun thought of the stage performance by beloved Master Mei-Shu to 春の海=haru-no-umi. This score is played by 箏=koto and 尺八=shaku-hachi, vertical bamboo flute. Such ones are quite difficult to dance to, for the reason that they have no fixed story. Lyrics therefore make it easier to imagine how leading roles look, move and speak. By the way, does it have piano arrangement?
Following 蝋梅=robai, Chimonanthus praecox descends from hands of Mei-Shun’s beloved father. Original tree planted by him blooms in late December, gives mother one of ornaments for every new year. However, this prodigy in their younger daughter’s garden seems to have two different families within a body; one with round petals and blossom in Dec., the other layered stars in February.
Shin and Mei-Shun walked to the nearest shrine yesterday. Yes, on the 3rd of lunar January, the chief priest was sitting at a reception desk. The wife therefore purchased a 破魔矢=hamaya, arrow to break the evil with 丑 meaning Ox, symbol of 2021. She did the same 12 years before, wishing Gods to protect dad whose 干支 was this one. Please give a kind shelter to your children this time.
Shin and Mei-Shun were in a car called “Diamante”, meaning diamond in Italian and Spanish. The wife inherited it from her beloved father 12 years before, while the husband has kept excellent maintenance on it so far. Now is the time for a cup of tea, coming back home soon. It is windy outdoors, sounds like raindrops — oh, no, not rain but bird. Did you finish supper nearby?
A small table to hold Mei-Shun’s 名取-related items fell down this morning. She took it as a message to clean, vacuumed around a stereo where a name plate, wooden sake cup and photos are displayed together. Oh, Master Mei-Shu, great to see you again in a 2-D image. Your second-to-last student feels happy to resume lessons lead by Master Bando, who shares love to kabuki dance with you.
Mei-Shun went to see her home dentist today. There might be a X-ray photography this time, so earrings would be better to be clipped on, not pierced. Great to see you again, glistening cats. Could you be friendly enough to get in a chic car, descended from her beloved father? Oh, look at a lemon-shaped moon in the sky, like a young fruit through the windscreen with a bit blue shade.
吐玉泉 Fountain is one of the most favorite places to visit for Shin and Mei-Shun. Clear water continues to come up to run around a bluish white well curb made of marble, leave to become a little fall. So it goes as we have 寒露=kanro, the 5th of autumnal 二十四節気 today. It means cold dewdrops on leaves of grass in the field, where she cannot go out to see lovely horseies.
Two pianos heard the same scores; “Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum” and “The snow is dancing” composed by Master Debussy, “Nocturne cis-moll, Op. posth.” by Master Chopin at places of two families. One belongs to Mei-Shun’s elder sister, while Ms. Piano as the other of course. These two sisters used to practice on the former, a generous gift from their grandmother of mother’s side.
Mei-Shun visited her mother’s place after 3 months: August saw them in 草津. Handmade delicacy following below welcomed the former, although a bit delayed. And oh, it was the first time for her to meet this bushclover in full blossom, descended from the late grandma of mom’s side. She immediately understood why it is one of the most popular autumnal flowers.