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From the translator’s journal ~ 3.11 Disaster~

Think of the afflicted people of 3.11.
Saw the Document of the Day.
Even after 10 years,
the impact has not changed.
Having never been to the site,
my imagination works.

Even after 10 years,
how are their feelings?
those who lost home and family.
It’s beyond my imagination.

How hard it is
to be forced to leave their home!
How hard it is
to be deprived of their loved ones!
So different from the peaceful departure!
I just imagine.

Whenever I imagine,
I feel pain, knowing that
I am not offering myself to them.
I would like to make this pain
into a prayer forever.

Oh Lord,
Please protect them,
and all of us human beings.
(Mar. 12, 2021)

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)