I and my sister's family visited ou...r grandma 's institution. The photo is my grandma and niece 's hands. There are a lot of lines on my grandma 's hand. It seamed with age and sorrow. She has seen a lot of life. She got over her difficulties many times and protected her family for a long time. I know she has lived life to its fullest. Opposite to her, my niece 's hand is tiny and new. She was born only three months ago. She seized her great-grand mother's hand when she met her. I felt it was precious time. Words cannot convey what I felt then,but the word of "life" floated through my mind.

Maiko Yamamoto