Even if we struggle alone in adversity
We can harbor
A shining hope.

Even if we face tumultuous events one after another
We can advocate
An abiding ideal.

Even if we are in the darkness and nothing is visible
We can search for
A future of hope.

A true initiative
For surviving in the world
Resides within us humans.

Within our minds
It always awaits
For its activation.

Keiko Takahashi

August 2019