The Riddle of Keiko's Smile

A dead squirrel.

He collapses to have a final cigarette. Now I have made true friends, he says. And with that, he is dead, and Noriko falls into my arms.

A picture of Keiko and Shogo-Squirrel.

We owe you our lives, Shogo. I hope you have solved the riddle of Keiko's smile.

This post was tagged memorable, mortal, and mournful.