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What to do if you think “Something is wasteful”?

When you think “something is wasteful”, you need to consider what you should do.  I tended to keep things because “it is wasteful to throw them away”.  I have changed to this; I want to give them to those who can use them because “not useing is wasteful”.  If you took stuff’s position, you would feel it would be  better.

When it is very hot, I recommend you to see the womon on the shark.

When it is very hot, I recommend you to see the womon on the shark.

However I can’t throw away many things.  The things came out miraculously again enters in many cases.  For example, when giving old clothes to the bazzar I was given old clothes from my sister and I gave vegetables, a neighbbor presented with vegetables within the day.  So I thought, “Is the total amount at my house constant?”

If I lost every thing, will I be able to remember all the things I had at my house?  Probably not.  I think that it is things that are not needed which will be forgotten and others will be remembered.

The pleasant day

Today my work was canselled. As it was not so hot, I passed the day relaxing by playing the piano and cooking much. To more things: firstly I had to translate my H.P. into English and secondly I had to write information flyer, print, and send to my students. However, I was lazy and didn’t do anything.

The special flower in June

The special flower in June

In schoolchild days, I was absent from school when I had fever. I was happy  when I must stay in my “futon” for a while after recovering from the illness. I read some books and I enjoyed it when my mother slid my “futon” with me on it across the “tatami”(Japanese mat) to clean.

I enjoyed these days at home as a child and I found that my character was the same even though I am older.

Clearing off the table at once

I borrowed a book from Ms.Y. but I was concerned   that I might make the book dirty. “Don’t worry about that.”, she said. “I lend you books insted of throwing them away. I don’t want to have books I have already read at home. I always want to clear out my place.”

Hearing what she said, Mr.Y. said to me “Oh! Her character is the opposite of you. You have many things at home and there are many books and papers on the table.” as he had visited my house and seen the room before, he touchd a sore spot.

The beauty of Japanese tidy room

The beauty of Japanese tidy room

I contradicted him saying  “Not only I but my family should take the blame for messing. There are four people in my family, so I will take a quater of the resposibility for it and if you are worried about things on the table, would you help me to tidy it?”  “Yes.”, he said, “What shall I do?” I answered, “Please take two corners of the table-cloth. I will have the other two corners of it and let’s take it with the contents to the next room. That will clean it.”

Mr.Y. was amazed to hear that. No to worry. I am sure to clean the room and things on the table… someday.

The changes of clothes

Since the 11th March 2011, I have seldom seen women wearing skirts. Most of them wore slacks. The colour of them was either black or grayish, in other words, rather dark.

When I saw people’s dark clothes in the train, I sighed, but these days, the appearance of clothes has changed gradually.  I began to see especially the young wearing skirts. Some are wearing mini skirts. The colour is not showy, but gentle bright colours like pastel colours.

Seeing these made me happy and I thought I want to wear skirts or a dress also. At first I must buy a slip. So I went to three shops to buy it. But every saleswoman said, “We have no slips, but there are petticoats.”  I said, “I was very surprised to hear that. The times have changed?”  A saleswoman said feeling pity for me, “Many women like you said the same thing as you.”

I was relieved to hear that, knowing that there are other Urashima Hnako the same as me.