Many tragedies of life are often comedies when you look at them from a distance.

Tamaki Saito



The psychiatrist responds by saying this to a person who felt stressed by a couple who lived across the street from him and ignored his greetings as if to avoid socializing people, quoting the similar examples of puzzlement and embarrassment to the appearance of "strange neighbors" from manga and novels. He adds that if you have an eye to "step back and see the whole," the unexpected tragic situation is sometimes reversed and begins to look like manga.  From April 23  Asahi Shimbun morning paper.


May 6,  2017

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