Follow us all: Amy/Anna, Sophie/Yuki, Kit/Richard, minor characters
or sift through water leavings and river journeys.


ancient symbols

in water / breathe deep-- / understand / that there can be / no differences between / air and water / symbol / and symbolized

if there are

joining the / river's flow / is the only / way to / welcome in / anything beyond / our skin

other waters

dowsers navigate / by the principle / water finds / ways to water / souls find / their ways / to other souls



snow falls / thick in / urgent flurries / an individual only / from sky to ground / crystal edges / melt to / murky puddles


Has always tried to straddle the Japanese and American worlds. Taught Kit, her daughter, nothing about the spirits, and tries to make up for that by passing on her knowledge to Amy, her granddaughter.



Came over to America as Ichiro's picture bride and has never again set foot in Japan, where her soul resides. Taught Sophie, her daughter, all she needed to know about the spirits.