|Out of curiosity.
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If you could go back in time and somehow avert any tragedy in history what incident would you choose to prevent?
it is just that when i found them, i did not know the story yet and just wanted them all to live. when you see death like that close up, people on the verge of it, you forget everything except wanting them all to live. it was also a cultural clash. she was doing oyaku-shinju, a traditional act in japan, that used to be encouraged in women who were going to commit suicide...they were encouraged to take children with them to take the "burden" off of society. so it was this big cultural issue. i felt she was a victim in a way too. i know that sounds strange but as horrifying as her actions were, there was more to it than it just being her. there was a whole culture behind her. it is illegal in japan now but they are more lenient there on women who do this. the women do this generally when they have been shamed by their husbands. in her case, he was cheating. she regretted what she did when she got her sense back. she has to live in the hell of what she has done all her life.
How awful, thank goodness that isnt legal anymore but as is evident in your experience it is still previlant. Sad, so sad.
well it was in the 80s and people said that it was still going on in japan somewhat. hopefully it has gotten better since then.
thanks, *hugs* yeah this was way back when acting started to become real difficult. i had been studying at ucla then for theater. i had to do a big time path change as i became withdrawn after this and the stage became difficult on and off for awhile. i went into writing later. i know how you did theater, how you have missed it too, so you know how i feel sometimes probably.
I do. I miss it,a lot. I can't imagine an experiencelike that,though.
sometimes i want to write plays to reconnect somehow again. i tried backstage later on awhile, being a stage manager, but gradually it became difficult to have a schedule like that. yeah the experience was so harsh and then it in turn brought up other harsh memories. so it really changed things for me.
2006-03-31 08:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you're saying. When I was a medic, you very much are in the moment and everything else is just background - I'm sure that's a lot what it was like for you.
What a very sad story - it's hard to imagine ever getting that point (even with the cultural issue), but then I guess that is one of those things that I have to admit b/c I have never experienced it, I never truly could understand it.