Sugizo's Words

On the recent passing of TAIJI, Sugizo wrote a blog post titled "Life 命".

The following is an excerpt that touched me deeply:

"...This parting came too fast, and I still haven't come to terms with it.
But there is one thing I can say,
as my friends keep departing on their journeys for the other side
and now that so many people have lost their lives in the earthquake:
those of us who are still living should feel heartfelt gratitude for our lives.
Those of us who are still living must not waste the lives we have left.

I would also like to say to everyone that I want them to keep living on...
to be thankful for everything, including their life, family, and friends.
Your life does not just belong to you; people love you and need you.
People should live their lives while feeling in their hearts the reason for and miracle of being alive.
And people should absolutely not take their own lives,
since there are many people who love them and are always together with them."

I don't want to consistently bring up the topic of death, but I really wanted to share this heartfelt message. 
If you're sad, please know that you're not alone in your sorrows. Be strong, you will find the strength and overcome the pains.