A Truly Beautiful Tale of Love (Short Love story より) A middle-aged gentleman walked into the make-up section of a department store. The salespeople approached him assuming he was buying goods for his wife. To their surprise, he begged them to teach him how to put on make-up. They were a bit taken aback, but seeing as the store was not particularly bustling at that hour, indulged him. He took detailed notes throughout the rather thorough lesson, and finally at the end they simply couldn't hold it in any longer, and asked what had inspired him to learn this art. He replied, 'My dear wife recently lost her sight in a terrible accident, and so she can't put on her own make-up anymore. We've been married over two decades, and she knows I think she's the most beautiful woman in the world no matter what, but when we go out nowadays she doesn't have the confidence she used to have. I came here because I want to be able to put her make-up on for her so she can feel as beautiful on the outside as I know she is on the inside.'
ID（Identity/アイデンティティ）ってなんだろ～ The change in your heart is my Art
先日「ハイヒールをはいた僧侶」というテレビ・ドキュメンタリーを観た 彼は若い頃LGBTを悩み、それでもお寺の坊さんを継ぎながら 「咲く花にもいろいろな色があるように自分の色・個性・ アイデンティティ」を求め、ある決意をして 世界的に有名なMake-up Artistにまでなった日本人僧侶のお話 いたく感動した・・・草履とハイヒールをはく日本人、 いや人として衝撃と感動をうけた 彼のホームページにある「The Change in your heart is my Art」 も素晴らしい言葉だった そこで自分のアイデンティティって何だったんだろう？ とふと考えてみた