Soga Matsumoto was the grandfather that wounded law enforcement officer Lei Texeira never knew.
Committed to his vow to care for his hate-filled, bipolar wife Yumi, Soga lived a life of increasing isolation. To the casual observer, he was introverted and stoic, but in his heart and mind, he was a man of intellect and curiosity who longed to regain the family he had been denied. Aikido kept his body fit. Buddhism saved his soul.
For years in later life, Soga took a break from caring for his wife to spend the month of September at a Buddhist retreat in Kyoto, Japan. A coincidental meeting with a woman from his past, and the passing of his wife, offer him the opportunity to begin to live again.
Is there time to rebuild from the ashes of the past?