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Ready, Set, Go!

Jun 08, 2017 | COSMIC WONDER Free Press 

Friends venture out to earth carrying their most treasured possession under their arms, and gather together in a promised place.

Between us we call it the “stardust gathering.”

Before being born upon this earth, we always, in this promised place, share our treasured scenarios with one another.

The scenarios are important things that each star creates with their own will.

A masterpiece as thick as a dictionary. A simple one written on a single parchment. A curious thing comprised of prose poetry.

 

The colorful scenarios of the stardust are all revealed at once at the same timing.

Then in a moment all the scenarios come to connect, become involved with one another, and innocent promises are exchanged.

 

“I will be born a man.” “In that case, I will be a woman.”

“Let’s meet in 2017.” “At the place regarding the stars and dragons.”

 

The place that we, right now, are here on this earth.

If you look around you, you will surely realize that everything is connected and involved.

Of course, it does not matter if you don’t understand. Because it’s only something that you’ve forgotten.

 

The daily lives that we lead.

We feel each and every one with our respective receptors.

So that we can remember what is important, an array of gifts is prepared throughout our everyday.

 

If we are able to remember the very things that are important to us,

it is indeed possible to remember another one.

 

To be in time as well as to connect and be involved with the specks of stardust that we live together with right now in this world, and with whom we have exchanged innocent promises.

 

 

“I think I might enlist myself with the role of scolding you.”

“Thank you. Then, will that make me dislike you?”

“I don’t know. It’s alright for you to come to dislike me.”

“Don’t be silly. I will never at all come to dislike you!”

 

The specks of stardust that have forgotten their promises may argue, or come to dislike one another, yet once all is remembered, everything will be a matter to laugh about.

 

“You, you said that you wouldn’t dislike me.”

“I’m sorry, I’d simply forgotten. That’s strange, I never thought I’d forget.”

“But to tell you the truth, I too had forgotten. I didn’t like you.”

“It’s indeed funny, isn’t it. But thanks to you I was able to quit my job.”

“I see. Then I guess that means that all’s well that ends well.”

 

It doesn’t matter who you come to like or dislike.

One of the pleasures of earth is that you can freely choose everything.

 

A play of the stardust where no sense of superiority or inferiority exists.

Every night when we gaze up at the countless stars floating in the night sky, we will surely remember.

We will remember each radiant spark, color, the place where they belong, and the distance of their connection.

 

In our everyday where various things happen, all and everything is perfect.

Being just safe or just out, are both loving gifts.

 

Let us together try to reminisce that time and place where we showed each other our scenarios.

Let us reconfirm the innocent promises that we made.

 

 

Ready, set, go!

 

Yuya Kojo

 

Translation by Kei Benjer

 

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