Well, when I first saw the options for Song Lyric Sunday, I immediately thought of “Land of the Lustrous” but the opening and ending songs didn’t quite fit the theme. Thus, I had to go for the opening of a much less impressive anime “Azur Lane” which is based off a game. To be honest, I’ve only watched the first episode of it and I’m not too impressed.
Nevertheless, my choice for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is the opening song of Azur Lane which is titled “Graphite/Diamond” by May’n which is perfect for the theme this week!
In the song, there is a part which roughly translates to “My restrained feelings are graphite. Someday when I polish it with ‘freedom’, it will be changed into diamond.”
If you think about it, graphite is known to be the most stable form of carbon under standard conditions. Most of us, wanting a stable and easy-going life are like graphite. Going slow and steady as we want to have a stable lifestyle. However, only when one acts with freedom and goes out to experience everything they can, do they grow stronger as a person. Only then, can they learn and grow to be as tough as diamond.
If you can grow to be as strong as diamond, you would be able to move forward with confidence no matter what comes your way.