Watch Closely
Bill Dunlap

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