Thanks a million, Shin. He brought Mei-Shun a lovely bouquet made of sunflower, rose and mint. “Since you heard frail,” he told his wife the reason. Such a little surprise always makes her the happiest. And ball-point-pens featuring summer flowers are also his gift. Others include dahlia and gerbera, with the latter no choice of color on the net. However, he gave her one in ivory she preferred the most.
Shin and Mei-Shun met at one of their favorite Japanese cuisine restaurant for lunch today. The biggest reason why the wife asked a favor of the husband follows below — grilled sweetfish. She would like to have it with him at least once in July, when fishing of this delicacy starts from the beginning. Oh, how dynamic it looks accompanied by 蓼酢=tade-su, herb-flavored vinegar.
Oh, you are the one grown on Mei-Shun’s balcony, aren’t you? Whitish violet stays on every short stalk, shining at the bottom of cherry trees. Great to see you at 乙戸沼 Park again. Of course you have a real name, yet please let her call you after far-away asteres aplanis. Their light reach our mother earth traveling billions of years, just like you did to give a new life onto a withered flower plate.
People living there will see Gion Festival soon, envied by Shin and Mei-Shun. Since hotels are full reserved before 前祭=saki-matsuri and 後祭=ato-matsuri held on July 17th and 24th respectively, they visited there this weekend. It was by chance that 七夕=tanabata was chosen, the only night an year for a celestial couple allowed to meet with each other crossing the Milky Way.
… to you, Shin. Your mother often tells Mei-Shun about the night you were born. “It was raining,” she says. “Every expecting mother at the hospital felt like delivering a baby one after another.” Mystery of life, it really sounds. And it is also said to be the best day to start practice of kabuki or noh, including Japanese dance of course. It might be why his wife is attracted by this form of art.
Dearest sweetheart, please let Mei-Shun and Shin express their best appreciation to you; meow, meow, meow. Your beauty, equanimity and health make their lives glisten. How romantic it is to see with you a lot of white feathers falling from silver sky! It reminds you of the first rain you gazed through the same window 15 years ago, doesn’t it? Oh, you prefer facing Mr. Aladdin.
February 22nd sounds meow-meow-meow to us Japanese cat fanciers, while January 11th 3-time bow-wow for dog lovers. So it seemed to Mei-Shun that today must be pets’ day. However, it is just called いい夫婦の日=married couples’ day to say thank you to each other. Well, nothing to complain — expression of gratitude is the most important for good relationship.