One day, a snail notices a serious matter. He says to his friends that he can't live anymore at this rate and everyone says, "You are not the only one." Everyone can care about one another all the more for the sorrow he has. The snail made up his mind to live holding in his sorrow. From a fairy tale, "Snail's Sorrow."
June 6, 2018
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun