Watching One Litre of Tears every year in March has been my annual activity. I can’t remember how many years I’ve been doing this.
I watch it in March because of one of the songs they used for their Original Soundtrack, Sangatsu Kokonoka (9th March). Even in Japan, some radio channels will play this song specially on 9th March.
One Litre of Tears is a Japanese TV series consisted of 11 episodes. The story about how a girl suffered Spinocerebellar Degeneration which will affect the girl’s ability to walk, talk and eventually bedridden. Also, the series was inspired by real story.
Why I keep doing it? Why I keep watching it? What’s so special about it?
To be honest, I keep crying watching it. Despite how hard I try not to cry, I keep crying over and over again. The protagonist Ikeuchi Aya showed so much determination although her condition will only crushes her determination. She keep strong and stand up again. It is inspiring and at the same time, I feel like I am following her throughout her days.
Personally, this drama taught me many things. What you going to do when you gradually have nothing? How will you face your future when you know there would be none? Will you be able to do things like others? Can you endure the perception of others? Can you be optimistic when the dark, scary and lonely path so clear in front you.
I just completed my run today. I cried so bad. Yet, there are lessons to be learned. Stay strong everyone! Reach out to others if you need help! No one deserves to be alone in this world! Smile and be happy!