Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Essay: Language losses

Last summer I took a personal essay class online and was stumped about what to write for one of the assignments. My friend Katy, who I’ve known for more than 30 years, gave me a suggestion.

After all the cutting, shaping, and polishing, here it is: Language Losses is online at East West magazine.

One last note: I’m not sure how long East West's home page will stay the same, but look for the group photo of me, Mom, Grandma, and my aunts (Reiko and Yoshiko) there.

6 comments:

Sarah Yost said...

Naomi, that essay came out really great! You really got to the essence of your relationship. I love the detail of the polite plane seat between you. Congratulations!

Yukie said...

Oh how I love this story! It's perfect and wonderful, and I feel like I was there with you!

gokubi said...

Really great!

Bill Zuback said...

Naomi, what a great personal slice of life story that transcends into human interaction that all can relate to.

Naomi said...

Thanks for the compliments! It's a great feeling to have people reading my work.

Sarah said...

As always, I finish your articles wanting MORE! I loved the essay, and totally remember the Forenza sweaters, Guess jeans and sushi at the block parties.