I called my sweet Eriko this morning, at about 3:30 AM (8:30 in Nagoya). It was wonderful to hear her voice, but it was a difficult phone call. She told me she sees everything in life negatively right now. I tried to comfort her, to cheer her up, but I don’t feel as if I was successful. I know a hug would have worked wonders, but how can I embrace her with words?