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Great Escape

| 25 Lesermeinungen

Dear All,   How are you?  I feel a lot better, because I came to realize what to do from now on.    It's been quite difficult for me. Just...

Dear All,


How are you? 

I feel a lot better, because I came to realize what to do from now on. 


It’s been quite difficult for me. Just a few days felt like a year, strangely enough.


It’s hard to breath for me now in Tokyo.
It’s not about polluted air but this general mood in town. Perhaps it’s because of a homeostatic mechanism of the society, or it’s because of this particular time of the year: spring. I feel the invisible force trying to get back to normal as if nothing happened. It’s understandable psychological reaction for such a big loss, however I feel suffocated. I don’t want to go back to how we used to be. I want to be better. 


Plus, in reality time is not ticking backwards and I see this powerful (dark) force in Tokyo is just a blindfold or earplugs for people. In my personal view but so creepy to see how people slowly accept the death sentence or a countdown for even worse catastrophe. I can imagine you’ll be well surprised by the fact that how everything looks so normal in Tokyo. We are losing that connection and closeness so carelessly and easily, until next disaster. That’s just my personal opinion, but I’m being honest with you. 


The other day, a girl I know said something quite inspirational (to me, personally).  She said, „you know, I experienced the Hanshin Earthquake but my family was ok. So, it’s hard to feel compassion for the people who lost family in Tohoku.“ I felt so wrong and made me really sad to hear that. However, please don’t get me wrong I’m not judging her as a person, I am only talking about what she said. 


Her statement can be received as being honest or sincere because you could see it as a kind of reversed deep sympathy, but for me, it wasn’t. I felt aloneness, detachment and despair. 


Surely, we all know that it’s impossible to know how/what EXACTLY other people feel. We are all different and no one can truly re-exerience other people’s experiences. True. However, what I believe as a duty of human beings is that we have to imagine things and never stop imagining. I think our connection is fueled by imagination! To feel and know that the person on the other side of the planet thinks or feels quite the same as you, and all that processed by our fantastic brain function; imagination, you feel connected and it’s real. At least, knowing the fact that everybody has a capacity to feel the pain and sadness equally as yours, is very important. Then naturally you’d become kind to others. 


What we need is a renaissance of imagination! 

That’s the one of things which I really scream out to the world. Well, not literally but in my literature. It’s good to find my theme for the future. I want my book to be an exercise for strengthening your imagination.  


For the first time since the quake, I’m thinking of leaving this town; because I truly want to contribute what I believe to the *new“ Japanese society. 

Well, I should get a map of the world for deciding the destination!


All my love,



25 Lesermeinungen

  1. kuroda sagt:

    Dear BlackJack66

    Dear BlackJack66
    Yes! Imagination is our last frontier and now we need to use this part of brain functions not for fear but for something brighter. I’m happy to share my thoughts with you, please practice if you think it’d work. I’ll do the same! Thanks for reading! All my love, Akira

  2. kuroda sagt:

    Dear Sue,
    Thanks for sharing...

    Dear Sue,
    Thanks for sharing my idea and you totally got it!! Yes, as you can see I’m in Tokyo and everyone I know (including me) tends to think only about Japan naturally but disasters are in everywhere. We really need to connect via our imagination, (it’s a new kind of internet!) and keep trying to imagine what others feel to help each other. Thanks for reading! All my love, Akira

  3. kuroda sagt:

    Dear Mithril,
    Thanks, I'll do...

    Dear Mithril,
    Thanks, I’ll do my best! I believe in the power of literature, because it’s the simplest form of virtual reality machine and books doesn’t require any power supply! (well, we might need another kind of „paper“ instead of pulp made out of trees) Love to come to Germany, love to exchange ideas with you guys! Thanks for reading, All my love, Akira

  4. kuroda sagt:

    Dear Geppetto
    Thanks for your...

    Dear Geppetto
    Thanks for your kind offer! You know, drama will carry on so that I want to re-write it into something brighter and happier. I might knock on your door, please don’t be surprised! Thanks for reading, All my love, Akira

  5. kuroda sagt:

    Hey, my regular!...

    Hey, my regular! Thank you for your powerful words. I think (ultimately) it’s impossible to see the universe comprehensively. It’s too vast and we are too tiny. Therefore, there are always (at least) two ways of seeing the world; positively or negatively, feeling connected or feeling detached. What we can do is to choose one. That’s it. I’m not courageous at all! Honestly, I’m just a normal person who happened to be here, in this time and place. If you think I’m courageous, that means you are courageous. Everyone finds the qualities they have in the others; it works like a mirror. I love paris! One of my favourite cities. When I come over, let me know your recommended cous cous place! Thanks for reading and encouraging! All my love, Akira

  6. kuroda sagt:

    And please! don't be...
    And please! don’t be apologetic. Please be friends each other since we share the similar thoughts; meaning we already shared the quality of being friends. Right?

  7. kuroda sagt:

    Sebbi, Thanks for the article,...
    Sebbi, Thanks for the article, I found it so read it later. Yes, all my friends express that they really want to do something for our land, we are really considering about our next generation. Basically we are in huge debts, traditionally pass on from the former generation. Some people are so used the stiff idea and thinking, „it’s so pointless to raise your voice because it’s too risky“ but at least people around me are not, and probably many in this country feel the same. We need an alternative plan for the future! Wow, it’s pretty amazing for me to think this way, honestly I was least political person and only cared about the people around me… now it feels as if my world is expanded, and it’s good. All my love, Akira

  8. name sagt:

    I don't think your writing is...
    I don’t think your writing is of any value.

  9. Lesen sagt:

    Ich rate allen Leuten, die...
    Ich rate allen Leuten, die hier kommentieren, mal Frau Kurodas Roman „Made in Japan“ zu lesen, damit sie wissen, mit was für einem verlorenen Individuum sie es hier zu tun haben. Die Abgründe der Seele von Frau Kuroda sind abscheulich.

  10. kuroda sagt:

    Dear Anonymous,
    Everyone has...

    Dear Anonymous,
    Everyone has different opinion and taste, shame that my writing is not your kind. However, thanks for taking your time to read it! All my love, Akira

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