When a baby is crying, a person who heard the voice is "responsible" for him/her.

Kazu Matsui

 

Babies do not know skills such as flattering, fawning. They always "believe and depend". It reminds adults of innocence in them. In the past, when a baby was crying, no matter whose baby he/she was, people dandled and took up him/her in their arms. Even strangers, they felt that they were also responsible for the baby when they heard him/her crying. The musician and movie maker says that there was the starting point of safe living there. From "Why Are We Given Babies Less Than One Year?"

 

 

"December 15  2018

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