Kataoka Mandolin Institute
Path of Michiko Kataoka
A Path (Michi)

The path that I walked steadily and tirelessly,
Mandolin that I played and taught as long as I remember,
As I take a moment now to stop and look around
I find myself surrounded by so many people.
Surrounded by those who taught me so much
Surrounded by those who inspired me and gave me power to continue on
So much happiness and joy that I was given by these people,
Never did I dream that such a day would come.
Such a happy person I truly am. Thank you to you all.
Keep on walking this path, I shall.
A narrow path is all I need.
I will carry my dreams along.
What could I possible give back to each and all of you? I wonder.
How rewarded I would be if I can provide and share little "dreams" and "hopes" with you.
My gratitude to all whose paths have crossed mine.
Cherishing every step of the way, keep on walking this road of mine, I shall.

Michiko Kataoka