In the past, I thought it would be OK to dump oversized garbage in the ocean, but now I'm a parent of a person, I don't think I should do that.

a young mother



This young mother who seems to have been a bit punk in the past says that now she is not "a mother of this child" but "a parent of a person." Not worrying about the future of my child but thinking about the future of all children of this generation, she began to be aware of the role she should take. A foundation official who left his child at the same nursery school told me enthusiastically that he was touched by this "preparedness."


March 16,  2017

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun