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                        But Alone
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Vol.46 Coughing I Am,But Alone
May 09,2018
 The title of this volume is an extraordinary famous expression written by haiku poet Ozaki Hosai.

 At our family reunion when I was in my 30s, one of the members suggested that we self-publish a biography of our ancestor, who was a feudal lord in the Chubu region near the end of the Edo period. In the end, my father decided to take the job, and I took charge of organizing a large number of documents and drafting the story.

 At first, I had trouble writing the opening of the prologue. However, once the phrase "People are born and die" popped in my head when I was relaxing during the New Year's holiday, words started pouring out.

 It is often said that people are born and die alone. I know that people need to help each other in human society, but I came up to the conclusion that people end up being alone. If you accept this and live with preparation and commitment in human society, I think you will get to understand and treat people with kindness, such as children who are valiantly studying and adults who are working in agony.

 I have always been interested in what philosophy of life astronomers have. From their point of view, about 80 years of our life could be very short, like a microsecond or nanosecond compared to five million years since humans diverged from apes or 4.6 billion years since the Earth was formed.

 That makes me think that I will try to be "Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)" whatever happens.
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Masaru Sugaya

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