”So who saw you off?” ... / "The moon, fog." / "Ok. You were not alone. That was good."

Kei Iwaki



A woman who escaped from Africa as a refugee and began working at a food processing factory. A person who trained her asked her about life in her hometown showing how to dress the meat. She answered that she had worked in the field at home everyday and had seen a person going to work off, but now she was seen off, which is followed by the above conversation. "Warm-heartedness" quietly pushes people's back. From a novel,  "Goodbye, Orange."


October 13,  2018

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