There are things in life you do because, really, you have no choice. You do what your heart tells you is right.
A while back I got an email from James Hachiya, a 62-year-old landscape gardener in Burien. He told me his heritage compelled him to spend his weekends working for free at the Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden.
“It’s the Japanese concept of ‘On,’ roughly translating into duty or obligation,” he wrote, “that drives me to volunteer there. I owe that ‘On’ towards them.”
He was referring to Hal and Fran Seike, featured in a Nov. 11, 2017