I'm Not Religious, But....

Most of the people who live in Japan are having three holidays in a row from tomorrow. I'm sure a lot of people are going out with their families, friends, boyfriends or girlfriends. For my family, we're visiting my family grave with my parents.
It's not the season to visit a grave in Japan what we called the equinoctial week or Obon holidays, but I do want to visit there with my parents, my father in particular.

A few years ago, my father was taken to the hospital because of a large amount of bloody urine. When receiving a call from my mother, frankly, I thought he would be in a critical condition. He had to be in the hospital for a while to have a detailed examination.
A few weeks later, his doctor told us that the cancer of bladder was found.
To be honest, I thought his life wouldn't be long. However, thanks to an amazing doctor who is called "God of urology", and sophisticated nurses, he was saved. Fortunately, the cancer didn't spread to the surrounding organs and he was up and around after the operation. Moreover, the doctor told there would be only a slight possibility of a return of the cancer.

I'm not religious, but I can't help thanking our ancestors this time. I mean our ancestors might have helped. In Japan, we hold our ancestors in great veneration.
My mother visited there a few times after his operation, but my father hasn't done that for a while.
For that reason, I decided to go there with them.

As the proverb goes, "There is no time like the present."

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