“When I get bigger, bigger enough to go somewhere by myself, I want to go to a land that’s far away. I want to go to a far away island. I want to go to an island that has no people. I want to go to an island that was no pain or sadness. There are no adults, children, classmates, teachers or my mom on that island. On that island, I can climb a tree when I want to climb, swim in the sea when I want to swim, and sleep when I want to sleep. On the island, I think about the town that I left behind. Kids go to school, as if nothing has changed. Adults go to the office, as if nothing has changed.
When I think about the town without me, I fell a sense of relief. I want to go far, far away.”
- by Kayo Hinazuki