27 April 2004

Five paragraphs

I'm trying to write five paragraphs in Japanese about why I love my mother. You know, I thought this would be relatively simple, especially the part where I mostly just quote I Corinthians 13. Well, it's not. The parts where I'm quoting the Bible have turned out to be the most difficult. For some reason, the Japanese Bible just doesn't say "Love is not selfish." Rather, it takes you on a wild ride of double negatives and compound Kanji that this mother-loving testimony writer can't for the life of him figure out. I have one paragraph left to translate, but I don't know if I have it in me. Please, someone: get me Rueben Studdard.