Thursday, February 10, 2011

Happy Japanese T-Shirts

Floating Tori Gate. 2008.

My friend Mrs. Blitzkrieg hosted a Japanese exchange student during my sophomore year of high school. One night there was a big party in Mrs. Blitzkrieg's basement with music and dancing and bunches of fun. The exchange student wore a shirt she had made herself with press-on letters. It was blue and said


on the front. And


on the back.

And I always really enjoy thinking about that. Because that happens all the time right? Where you totally love someone, but instead of showing it, you're just crazy.

My beloved, oh my sweet, all the gifts you have given me--
the patience and the peace, cherry blossoms, and the candy.
I am yours. I am yours for as long, for as long as you will have me.