The actress says that being in her mid-sixties, she cannot move her body as she likes and she keenly thinks as follows. “The world is cruel” and “humans are tiny,” which she also thought when she quit after she had served as a narrator for “Tales Of Old Japan” for a long time. But, when you know them thoroughly, your “charm” also comes through. You cannot get it while “working frantically.” From "Etsuko Ichihara, Treasure Of Words."
"July 12 2019
from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun"