From the freelance writer's recent book, "Stammering." A man interviewed by Kondo once tried to commit a suicide for suffering from stammering after dropping out of a high school and lived with his young daughter without finding a job as a regular employee. It was a cafe where people with developmental disabilities gathered that supported him. Kodo says that the man acquired skills to control utterances but, more than that, a place he could feel a sense of peace from the bottom of his heart was the place like his parents' home where he could interact with people "just the way he was."
"March 1 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"