2 Works in Tales of the Otori - Lian Hearn
“Some men love love, but Muto Taku was not one of them, nor had he ever been smitten by the passion that wants to devote itself only to the beloved.”
Pg. 280, The Harsh Cry of the Heron.
As he mourns Shigeru, Takeo remembers old lessons and learns something of his own inner strength.