"You don't need to be a good girl." "Why, Mom?" "Because a good girl gives all she likes to somebody else."

Rieko Saibara



Yes, "She'll give an opportunity when she becomes happy, too." So, "Don't miss  your happiness even at the sacrifice of someone else," the mother says to her child. But she remembers. When she was young, her parents were delighted to see their grandchild eating saying very good, for example toro if it was sashimi, which they hadn't eaten for their grandchild . So she continued like this. "When you smile, your precious people will smile."  From a cartoon, "Everyday Mom" 12.


April 28,  2018

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