Was having a chat with a friend today, usually in April or May I would be on my first trip to soak in new cultures (and most likely having the ability to drive!) and exploring new areas! You feel like a bird in the sky looking down on this beautiful place we call Earth.
With what’s gone on this year, it’s best to stay put wherever we are. Sometimes we may feel down, not knowing what to do, being away from loved ones, but know this, coming from the front page of newspapers in Japan:
Because you stayed home for us.
Because you washed your hands for us.
Because you thought about your families.
Because you and your friends supported each other.
Because you always remembered to be kind.
Because you helped the people who got sick.
Because you worked to help others.
Because you didn’t give up on the future.
Because you did that, we’re OK. The future is happy and healthy.
What’s Doraemon, you ask? Here’s an excerpt from Wikipedia:
Growing up watching Doraemon, a cat robot from the 22nd century, is sent to help Nobita Nobi, a young boy, who scores poor grades and is frequently bullied by his two classmates, Gian and Suneo. So that his descendants can improve their lives, Doraemon is sent to take care of Nobita by Sewashi Nobi, Nobita’s future grandson. Doraemon has a four-dimensional pouch in which he stores unexpected gadgets that improve his life. He has many gadgets, which he gets from The Future Departmental Store, such as Bamboo-Copter, a small piece of headgear that can allow its users to fly; Anywhere Door, a pink-colored door that allows people to travel according to the thoughts of the person who turns the knob; Time Kerchief, a handkerchief that can turn an object new or old or a person young or old; Translator Tool, a cuboid jelly that can allow people to converse in any language across the universe; Designer Camera, a camera that produces dresses; and many more.
Many of us dream of such a day, even though he is in story/comic form, of a time where Doraemon, that has taught us to be patience, kind, caring, helpful so seeing the message being spread through newspapers front pages in Japan and online was heartwarming to say the least.
But staying safe, I’m confident that one day we will once again fly through the skies.
Time to make more itineraries for future trips then!