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From the translator’s journal ~Kindness and love~

Is kindness a part of love?
It becomes clear
when the issues of human rights arise.

We can be kind without love.
But for the human rights and justice,
the true love is called.

The true love is inclusive.
It includes justice, human rights and ethics:
the true kindness and tenderness.

Does the true love dwell in me
who lives an easy life?
Do I have the true love
which entails the true kindness?

So I ask,
searching for the tenderness,
the true kindness,
not the self-satisfaction.
(May 12, 2021 For a Sri Lankan) 

Teruko Yamakawa (translator)