so i called chikako tonight on the way home from david's. it was exciting & strange & i hadn't talked to her in years & years. she kept trying to make me remember the english equivilent of some japanese word, which of course i didn't know. she kept saying it was like "nostalgiacist." it turned out? what she was trying to say? was "i missed you." haha! i rode home on the subway with a goofy grin on my face. how is that for magic! i bounced magic signals off the atmosphere to have a girl in japan tell me she misses me!