I think that living happily, even if it's not fun, means thanking and praying for those who died early.

Keiko Higuchi

 

 

The critic who is 87 years old is all over her body in pain. However, she says that aging does not have a single tone, but there are the second bottom and the third bottom, and the farther she goes to the bottom, the more her hard-working seniors who seek their own life moves her. One of them is to live happily, even if it is not fun. She also says that thinking she can live longer thanks to the long-lasting peace based on the sacrifice of many seniors who lost their lives in the war, she has to be forever grateful for them. From "Old Age, Go!."

 

"December 19 2019

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