Sugizo's Words

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

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. 


Brni said...

Such beautiful words to make and keep us strong. Something good to start our day regardless of the struggles we have. <3

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with talking about death! We all will die one day.

artreyu said...

thanks for sharing. you have always been an inspiration. hope one day i can meet you and tell you that personally :)

Anonymous said...

Orson Welles: "We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”

bho said...

My youngest brother recently experience a passing of a friend and mentor, his high school principal. He would always tell me about his principal. They would text each other and joke a lot. For their senior prank that year, my baby bro and his friends made pac man outfits to chase the principal around the school. He had fond memories of him and I am deeply sad to see him suffer. For the first time as siblings, I gave him a hug because he was sad. Thank you for this excerpt, I will share it with him and hope that his memories of his friend and mentor become his strength in life.

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heididene said...

your post is very inspirational . i love your words .

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