In the mild morning for early November with a steady wind. Mariko Abe, sat down on the chair and started to sniffed the air, enjoying the heady smell of autumn in New England. She found the letter from her best friend and tried to read it.
When Mariko read the letter she remember about the big tragedy that was happend in her lifeso, she diagress with the idea to become a Hibakusha. She too much feel afraid to lost their her assurance and she not everyone know that she is a Hibakusha.
Mitsuye wrote the letter to asked Mariko to join her with another Hibakusha (The survivors of the atomic destruction of Hiroshima or Nagasaki in 1945). To speak in television at the next Hiroshima Annyversary Event and tell about their life as a victim that still alive. Then, Mariko remember the tragedy that make her never forget.
Mariko remember how she can survive at the moment, when the tragedy was happen. She actually disagree with her best friend, she think when she told all the story with the people she would lost her assurance healthly. And she have painful story when she as a nurse because she always feel guilty when remember about the victim in the tragedy that she can not save. Mariko always feel guilty in all her life.
With the letter Mitsuye make sure her to speak out with the world and prove that what was actually happened. She think Mariko and her it to all those people who lost their lives. They can not speak for themselves. So, as a Hibakusha they must told to speak for dead and all she do is worthwhile.
Finally Mariko aware that she must speak like Mitsuye do. She think with speak with stranger all the painful in her heart will lose. Then she decided in the mid-afternoon sun reppeared and warmed her back as she patted the rich moist soil and prepared it for the flowers that she would plant there next spring.