Judo Master Hideki Miyamoto grew very old and began walking with a cane.
More time passed. The day came when he was confined to a wheelchair.
On that same day, in a house across the street a girl played the
Moonlight Sonata. She was only eight years old.
As if that weren't enough, during the same month the Emperor's brother
fell off his horse and crushed a baby rabbit.
All these amazing things happened in such a brief period of time, and
still there were young men and women around the world who wanted to go
off to war.
First published: October 31, 1998