"You are different. So you are special."

Kei Iwaki



Although she is exposed to prejudice, she works steadily without cringing to the people around her. Looking at that refugee woman who escaped from Africa to Australia, her boss said like this. That woman says to a Japanese woman who has immigrated to Australia because of her husband's career change and attends the same English school as her that the Japanese woman should be at college and it's wrong for you to be there. Being different is a good thing. I would like to say so also to such a child who feels it hard to live. From the same novel as yesterday, "Goodbye, Orange."


October 14,  2018

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