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Arthur Golden —
Arthur Golden is an American writer. He is the author of the bestselling novel Memoirs of a Geisha ... (wikipedia)
Never give up; for even rivers someday wash dams away.
Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.
I studied Japanese language and culture in college and graduate school, and afterward went to work in Tokyo, where I met a young man whose father was a famous businessman and whose mother was a geisha. He and I never discussed his parentage, which was an open secret, but it fascinated me.
As an American man of the 1990s writing about a Japanese woman of the 1930s, I needed to cross three cultural divides - man to woman, American to Japanese, and present to past.
Passion can quickly slip to jealousy, or even hatred.