a female university student
When I went to Kyushu University to give an intensive lecture, a student whose draft of a graduation thesis was criticized by a professor returned to the waiting room and shouted it with tears. I was overwhelmed by the words as if they came out from her gut. It has been a long time since rich local sounds disappeared from young people in provinces. Word that come from internal organs, not just a mouth. We should call them “gut words.” They are words of soul that bump against our hearts.
June 11, 2015
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun