Sunday, April 15, 2012

Strange Living Creatures

Yesterday, on a ramble, I came across a beautifully iridescent giant night crawler called mimizu in Japanese. It was sliding down a mossy green culvert which was plastered in fallen cherry blossoms, with more blossoms falling like snow all around me.

Not knowing the crawler's name in Japanese, earlier today I went to our neighborhood bookstore to do a little investigation. I headed over to the zoology section where I found this interesting hand-drawn section marker:
"Strange Living Creatures," it says. And below it: "Please don't read before eating. You'll lose your appetite. (Unless you're on an eyeball diet...)"


  1. You should surreptitiously move that sign to the shelf about Japanese politicians.

    PS: Or aren't they alive?