I have been wondering recently what activities to do in the spring when the pandemic is finally over. I thought about the Japanese writer Natsume Soseki. In his “Prescription on Earth” he suggested:
“Because I want to wear my favorite coat, having a date and falling in love would be a pretty good thing.”
My friend Jane recently published a blog post journaling her experiences and thoughts during the month and a half long period following the coronavirus outbreak in China.
As I was reading it, I felt an urge to translate it for my friends in America. I believe this article can bring a refreshing perspective to us who live in America through Jane’s dialogue with herself as she travels from Shanghai to Berlin.