Titular explanation for those who care—but we established that we’re all nerds here so we all care right!? Right. Ok, so I finally returned I Heart Huckabees to Netflix and was anxious to see what my next DVD would be (I don’t keep up with the cue. I live on the edge son! #freewheeling)
Pay close attention. This Asian phenomenon has hairpin turns and is a bit convoluted:
Asian instance #1: My movie for Friday night’s veg fest that arrived in the mail? Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon (you know you’re ready to watch it again too)
Asian instance #2: Today’s name lottery result–Sasaki
Asian instance #3: Came into my shared work space and was greeted by the undeniable aroma of Georgia’s Best Bento BBQ–an office favorite being enjoyed by my office mate…who fought in Vietnam!
Still with me? Relax your pituitary for a sec and meet me back at Bibliographic Info:
The loom and other stories
Sasaki, Ruth A.
Graywolf Press, 1991
Summary (Kirkus Review):
An accomplished first collection by a third-generation San Franciscan. The stories here, most set in California, reflect Sasaki’s Japanese-American background in a low-key but poignant way–not so much as a clash of contrasts but as a rivalry of claims: the customs, the foods, even the idioms of the past that still tug, even at a generation who have been spared the earlier prejudices and wartime hostilities. Though the pieces are separate, most are about the Terasaki family. In “Ohaka-Mairi,” the family goes to the cemetery to pay respect to the dead, and t he narrator recalls her father’s bitterness at the death of her elder sister in a climbing accident.
Yukio Mishima she is not. And who knew Yukio was so hot (just Google imaged him)? And who knew he committed sepuku? Love his writing but didn’t give his life the diligence due.