Tag Archives: 願い

Remembering Ishinomaki

14 Jun

I wonder

how people I’ve met in Ishinomaki

are doing these days.

I wonder

if they’ve found a place to live

besides school classrooms.

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Looking at the film photos

that I took in Ishinomaki,

it makes me miss all the smiles I met there.

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As long as smiles exist

19 May

I got back from Ishinomaki-shi
earlier tonight.

I can’t write everything
that I am feeling now but
I am very very glad I went.

I don’t know what
I was able to do for the people there,
and whatever it was that I did,
I know it’s not as direct as
shoveling out mud from the houses or
building a temporary shelters.

But, I did get to meet people directly and
was able to see people smiling
and heard people telling me to come back again
to see them again.

I heard people telling me that
they don’t know what to do
but I never ever heard people
saying

`I give up.`

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So many people with warm heart.
So many people with great smile.
It may take a while but
I know you can do it.

We can do it.

If you are interested in
the volunteer activity I participated,
here is the link.

http://road-nf.typepad.jp/michi/

off I go…

14 May

From tomorrow until the 19th,

I will be in Ishinomaki-shi.

I’m going to go

to keep my promise.

The promise I made to myself

when that earthquake happened.

眠れない夜に

15 Mar

自分に今できること。

節電、節水、募金…色々あるけれど、

でも、それでも

自分は役立たずな気持ちがしてならないね。

そんな時、ふと思ったのは

近くにいる人にもっと優しくなろう、ってこと。

明日からは、

些細なことで

イライラしたりピリピリするのはやめよう。

電力だってそうだけど、

心のエネルギーも

賢く使おう。

「優しさ」や「思いやり」の

波紋は

広がっていくものだから、

一人ひとりの人が、

今自分の近くにいる人をいたわれたら、

それは、なんらかのカタチで

日本中に、そして世界中に広がっていくはず。

「やるせなさ」を心から拭い去ることはできないから、

その代わり

「やさしさ」で心を染めよう。

 

waiting for the dawn

13 Mar

I used to say

‘spring better arrive here soon

just because I wanted to wear my new dress,

just because I wanted to see flowers blooming,

and just because

I was simply tired of the cold weather.

Now, I will say the same thing,

except this time,

I will say

for all those people who are freezing in the darkness

without heat or light.

So spring, you better arrive here soon.