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Sister

These photos were taken when

my older sister Akiko

came to visit me in NY.

We had never seen so much snow

in our whole life

(except for when we went skiing, I guess.)

that we just had to laugh

at how crazy things seemed.

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The day she arrived,

we were walking around Manhattan

and we decided to get a hotdog on the street

because that seemed like

a NY-thing to do.

(well, it seemed that way to us.)

So anyways, we got it.

That was the very first thing she had in NY

…and

….it was like

….the most ordinary hotdog you could ever ask for.

It was so ordinary that we just had to laugh.

The expectation we had for

a hotdog bought in NY

and the reality…

Oh the gap!!

And since we couldn’t stop laughing

and since the wind was blowing so hard,

our hotdog started to get cold.

We were so lost in Manhattan

and we were freezing

holding a semi-frozen hotdog in our hand.

It was so sad and funny

at the same time that

we just couldn’t stop laughing.

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After the laughs,

even the blizzard that

completely changed our plans in NY

seemed like it wasn’t such a big deal.

After the laughs,

even the most boring hotdog seemed

worth our time and money.

(…and it was.)

I’m not saying what’s happening now is

the same as our experience with

snow or the hotdog

but I am going to try to remember

the importance of laughter,

because that is what’s going to

change and improve the situations.

And though this earthquake is obviously

what made me think about what I just wrote,

I’m not just talking about the catastrophe in Japan

but about things that are

happening around the world.

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I’ve been struggling between my mind

that keeps telling me that

it’s inappropriate to be laughing or smiling now.

(So I had been rather frown-y and depressed these days.)

But I know that isn’t true.

People who could laugh should laugh.

People who must cry should cry

until their heart is a little healed than now.

Smiles and laughter are contagious

so…

more and more laughter

to the world

and for the world.

作成者: Bottle Message Lab

魔女を目指すミドサー女子。

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