Ran across this today and couldn’t pass it up:
finished a good book
called memoirs of a geisha
perfect for haiku
Are you impressed? Well, that’s the first haiku I’ve written since we studied Japan in 3rd grade. I really did finish reading Memoirs of a Geisha last night. And I loved it.
It was poignant. And bittersweet. And beautiful. I don’t think I even knew what a geisha was until I started reading. It follows the life of a successful geisha, her training, her work and her life after geisha. I love when I read a “historical” book that opens up a new slice of life to me. I love finding out about a whole community of people I’d never known of before. If you like reading about new cultures, this is one you have to pick up. Now I’m off to rent the movie!
(Oh, have a haiku? Get on over to Mommy Story and link up!)