Mono no Aware - Sci-Fiction by Ken Liu
“It is a beautiful day for a walk, isn’t it?” Dad says.
And we walk together down the street, so that we can remember every passing blade of grass, every dewdrop, every fading ray of the dying sun, infinitely beautiful.
I thought that the integration of a Japanese milieu in the flashbacks was too shallow and underdeveloped; the family in the story could have easily been just Japanese-Americans living in a California suburb.
But the way mono no aware and the board game Go were weaved into the story was very thoughtful and touching right to the very end.