Monday, April 6, 2009

1 Litre of Tears

Has anyone else heard of/watched this movie-series? I just watched it over the past few days. It's the most heartwrenching/warming story I've ever heard:

"Based on a true story, One Litre of Tears is about the life story Kitou Aya (1962-1988) a girl who had an incurable disease called Spinocerebellar Degeneration Disease (also known as SCA type 2; spinocerebellar ataxia type 2) at a young age of 15. Although the girl in the drama - Ikeuchi Aya, lived in the 21st century, her character was based on Kitou Aya's life, how she struggled and fought her disease and how she wrote her deepest thoughts until the last day she could hold a pen. Before she died, her writings were published including the poems she wrote while she is staying in a school for the disabled. This gave new hopes to people who suffers the same disease as she did and soon Aya received letters of appreciation and thanks from those people. At the age of 25, she succumbed herself into a sleep where she could no longer feel any pain.Ichi Rittoru no Namida is a heart-warming drama that will make people happy for the simple fact that they are alive, and will give hope to those who suffers from diseases and will make them think positive about living instead of giving up easily."

It really made me think about how much more I should appreciate life, since it can be taken away at any given moment. We should live life to the fullest and do things to the best of our abilities... we wouldn't want to have regrets in the end. As said by Kitou Aya, ""People shouldn't dwell on the past. It's enough to try your best in all that you're doing now."The theme song, "Only Human" by K is simple and beautiful. Listen to it - I'm addicted right now.

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