We may think
We can live on our own
With no help from anyone;
We are free to do whatever we want
And go wherever we want.

Even if we pretend so,
Our reality denies it.
Neither our life’s infrastructure
Nor ourselves
Can exist without the existence of others.

In every sense of the word
We cannot do anything by ourselves.
This is the reality of human beings
Who live as being given a chance to live.

Being given a chance to live
Means listening and sincerely responding
To the higher dimension,
The entity that tries to keep us alive.

Keiko Takahashi