Thursday, 8 April 2010

Do You Ever Wonder What Happens To The Words That We Send Do they Bend Do They Break From The Flight That They Take

There is a tiny sushi restaurant attached to the building I work in; it's not the best sushi I've ever had but it's not the worst. It's cheap, fast, and convenient. I eat sushi for lunch at least once a week is what I'm saying. The restaurant is owned by a smiley Japanese woman and her husband. She is one of the happiest people I've ever encountered. There's a bit of a language barrier between us but every time I see her she's all smiles and laughter and happy chatter. It's difficult to be in a bad mood around this woman.

Today I go in for my usual and while I'm waiting for her husband to build my roll, the woman tells me that I'm beautiful. So I'm all "Thank you! I've had a rough morning but that really makes me happy! You're so kind!" She hesitates as she processes what I've said and I question my use of "rough" in place of "bad" (because I am an asshole who assumes that she is the one who hasn't understood part of the conversation.) "Yes," she says, tentatively. "Yesterday was rain. But today is so much sun!" And smiles.

Yes. Today is so much sun. Today is beautiful.


I shouldn't be allowed to talk to people.


  1. You ARE beautiful. It's nice to hear it from strangers, though. :)

  2. hee. while the day was no doubt beautiful, i can vouch for the fact that you are as well ;-)

    um, also, i may have done the same thing before. and it's humiliating.

  3. I can vouch for the fact that you're beautiful too :)

    A funny language-related incident happened to me while I was ordering a salad a couple of weeks ago - it was a sweet Chinese lady, and when asking for what I wanted in it, I was going through the stuff, and she says "oh, you're a virgin?" At baffled face she said "no egg..."

    VEGAN lol not virgin!!

  4. I wish I could eat sushi once a week. Lucky you.

  5. Oh, this is kind of sweet. Hee!

  6. Haha, you're both adorable. And today IS so much sun! =)

  7. Oh, that so much sun! And your beauty!
    It's nice to hear it from others, even if you actually mishear it :D

  8. The man who owns the sushi place by my house is insanely cheery too. :)

  9. I feel a James Blunt sing along coming ...

  10. Haha! That's too cute!

    And you ARE gorgeous! Don't ever change lovely. :)

    p.s. You should come visit and Alice and I will take you to sushi!

  11. You are beautiful!

    With nice lips!



  12. Does it make you feel any better if I tell you that I had to read this twice to understand she didn't say you were beautiful? It's SO Friday! Send that sun a little south, would you? Thanks!

  13. You are beautiful, definitely! Glad she said so to you.

    And "Yesterday was rain. But today is so much sun!" is so poetic! I love it!

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