Most of us never want to be in the last place in whatever we are doing, unless of course, we are ranking from worst to best. Jokes aside, I’m sure we all felt like we missed our last opportunity to say something to someone or repay them for something. We took for granted another person’s kindness and support, missing our last chance to repay them.
Only when they are gone, do we realise that we had foolishly assumed that they are ever-lasting… Now the last thing we would want is for our memories of them to disappear.
We want at least their memories to last till we ourselves meet our own end.
My song choice for last week’s theme is “oldToday” by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] (Vocal: mizuki).
Leaving behind a familiar city, I get further away with each passing second.
To tell the truth, I was scared. It seemed I was saying farewell to that day.
You urge me along, shouting the words, “Go for it!”
Your voice is trembling—I realized immediately that you were crying.
I’m searching for the wind that passed through my shadow then.
The tears flow and I rely on your encouragement to walk forward, meekly waving my hand.
If I could just be a kid again, I’d love to abandon this feeling.
I was fine just a moment ago… I feel the pain as I’m pierced by the ticking hands of the present.
The scenery reflected in the train window has a completely new expression.
Everything before my eyes right now seems so preciously distant.
Little by little, “my city” becomes “my home town”. There’s a new wind passing through my shadow.
The pain begins to flow. An oozing, swollen sound peels away throughout my body.
It will probably fade away completely someday… but I don’t want to let it go.
On the day we parted ways, my father said, “See you later”.
I just realized, I forgot to tell him “Thank you”.
The tears start flowing again and the voice I thought I’d kept in check is beside me, with my memories, simply watching.
Even if I adopt the lies adults always use, it won’t change the answer.
Every time we embark on a journey, someone’s warm intentions support us from behind.
There are days you too have been searching for. Standing in this new place, I’ve joined hands with you.
English translation from here.
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