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The first time I read it was about six years ago when I was engaged to my husband. Today, for the first time, I saw a little bit of myself in the character of Sayuri and also in her mentor Mameha as they must not allow themselves to truly open themselves up to love because the jealousy of the other women their danna was with would destroy them. To be practical and detached.
I don't know when we'll see each other again or what the world will be like when we do. We may both have seen many horrible things. But I will think of you every time I need to be reminded that there is beauty and goodness in the world.
The novel is told in a first person perspective as Sayuri, now a much older woman, narrates her tale from her flat in New York. It was published in and adapted into film inwhich is also on my to-watch list. The story begins with nine-year-old Chiyo Sakamoto and her older sister being shipped off from their little coastal village to Kyoto, leaving their elderly father and dying mother behind.
The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves… Until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains.
Sign in. Sayuri Narration : The heart dies a slow death. Shedding each hope like leaves, until one day there are none.