The writer found a boy a job long ago. He was through a lot at the place of employment and then in the battlefields, but never forgetting her "kindness", he visits her several times a year. Any painful feeling is not clear until time goes by. Sometimes, later, you are amazed with yourself like "Did I feel terrible about such a silly thing?" She says that she thought about the depth of his agony from these words he said casually. From an essay, "Wrap."
"March 6 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"