Sometimes in quartet, the other three members will speak in Japanese about a topic and come to some conclusion. Sometimes I understand, others I assume that it doesn't concern me. They're so polite, so courteous, so well-studied in the score, that I trust the times that they don't bother to translate little snippets. And we carry on, and I notice that things are better, more in tune, more together. Magical to watch the world grow from the outside.