Monday, May 19, 2014

たけくらべ Comparing Heights

There's a story in Ise Monogatari about two kids comparing their heights against a well curb. They grew up and, against the original wishes of their parents, eventually married each other--although the ultimate bliss of there marriage is debatable.

At my house I found the names of two students, Patrick and Ian, curiously marked on a door post in my kitchen. I guess they measured their respective heights at the last Major Party. While I don't expect they will grow much more--let alone marry each other--I do get the sense that they have now become a part of our family (even though their heights clearly indicates they are from a different DNA pool).

I just hope this doesn't start a trend.

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