Thursday, September 13, 2007
1 Litre of Tears
1 Litre of Tears (1リットルの涙, Ichi Rittoru no Namida) (also called A Diary with Tears or A Diary of Tears) , the true story of a Japanese girl named Kito Aya, who suffered from spinocerebellar ataxia when she was 15 years old, and was able to continue her life until her death at the age of 25 years old.
She kept writing in her diary to remember her experiences until she could no longer hold a pen. Aya simply wished to live until the end of her life, and the purpose of writing in the diary was to remind herself to not give up. She shed tears many times, at the same time encompassed by the rich love and support from her family, friends, and boyfriend. Her diary “1 Litre of Tears” was published after her death, because of its inspiring and courageous message of, “Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing.” So far, over 18,000,000 copies of her diary have been sold.
“Just being alive is such a lovely and wonderful thing”. - Aya
"In order to reach the state i am now, where i'm smiling happily, it took me a litre of tears... " -Aya
In the shore across the sadness
It’s said that a smile is there
And when we arrive there
What will wait us there?
It’s not for running away
It’s to chase the dream
Should have gone to a trip
On that far summer day
Just trying out something different...