“I have come back to the Maple Bridge, Baba, to tell you the story that you asked me to tell you all those years ago, a story you have never heard before.
“I have come to tell you the affairs of my life. They are like five course of a banquet served up one after the other.
“The five tastes have come and gone: there has been spicy, sweet, and sour; there have been tastes that were bitter and salty, and often the tastes have blended together.
“Some have been hard to swallow. Others have been delicious. All have lingered.”