Have you been asked "Help!"?

Chikako Nakamoto



The former volunteer probation officer who has provided meals to children for free for a long time, says that those who do not have that experience "will not understand no matter what I say to them". A child whose electricity and gas got cut off  due to nonpayment. A child who was involved in the work of the family member who was a gangster, and a child who was told to inject drug by the mother. Children are in such a "serious" environment, so even if they come, she only says, "Welcome." Because they will begin to talk about "as far as what you do not want to listen to" if they are full.  From "Have You Eaten Yet?"


April 20,  2018

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