4/October/2023 in Krakow
In June, 2014
In the Eastern Polish city, Lublin
I saw "an ideal couple"
In a small cafe in a local shopping mall
I was writing my diary
At some point, I noticed
there was a couple in front of me. 10 meters away
Looked like uni students after the lectures
Only one drink between them
Only one straw in it
And what caught my attention was;
They did not talk at all
slowly playing with their hands each other
drinking a cold latte with one straw in turn
holding hands on the table for a while
gazing each other warmly & smiling softly
.......For a moment,
I thought they were deaf & could not speak
Several minutes later
And I saw them speaking
But it didn't ruin this vivid impression they left in me.........
Not trying to fulfill the silence with unnecessary words
Leaving an empty space empty
& Enjoy the pure, transparent air between them to the fullest
That's why, it's even more clear
That's why, it's even more pure
That's why, it's even more "truth"
.........I was remembering a line from a Japanese poem I'd read long ago
"No doubts arise here. Because, here, there are only me and you（疑いは生まれない だって二人しかいないから）"
I felt that
this "unconditional-ness" in the poem.........
This unconditional transparence
This unconditional tranquility
This unconditional trust
were turned into real in front of me
And I witnessed it through that "an ideal couple"