So in case anyone missed this, while at AsiaPop Comicon, Manila, Philippines, two cosplayers as Mercy and Genji had just finished a little skit before Gaku Space himself couldn’t resist to make a quick “guest appearance.”
Interview in the morning of 12 Nov 2017 in Osaka: (from TV news videos)(translated by me)
I felt very much that I had no choice. Because it was a state where I couldn’t do anything, I have a lot of regretful thoughts.
I had hoped that maybe I would be able to skate in some way, and there was also the music run-through, so I tried to skate. But at that stage, I couldn’t put weight properly on my right foot, so I was thinking this might be tough.
When you get injured, it means there are areas that you are still bad at, so I want to become better, of course not just focusing on the 4Lz, but to improve in many areas as well, so that I can do a good performance again.
My condition is already improving, so I myself will feel more at ease bit by bit, but at the same time without being careless about it, I want to (let my foot) heal completely and then get back on the ice.
If you count the days to PyeongChang Olympics, there may be very little time left, but it’s no use thinking about the future and it’s no use dwelling on the past, so I will only focus on doing the things of now, one by one. I want to really accumulate my strength/power, and show it all completely at the nationals. Because I am already in a condition of more than enough strength, aside from my ankle (wry laugh). I want to become an even stronger me; I want to shed a layer of skin and overcome this one month.
Elder trees are said to house Elder Women or Elder Mothers in Scandinavia and the UK.
Elder women can be loving, healing and giving, or downright deadly. They are happy to share their flowers and berries with humans as long as they ask nicely (extra points for giving her offerings like beer) and will even take away diseases and pain.
However, if you chop off her tree’s branches or cut it down to make furniture or housing, she will take revenge. If you’re lucky you will just wake up in the middle of the night finding an old woman sucking at your skin to get something back from you every night until you get rid of the elder tree furniture. If you’re unlucky you will get sick and die.
It is also said that if you plant an elder tree in your garden, it will go for walks at night and look in through the windows.
Trip hit a lot of places within me, that Jhene’ captured. It cleared up the album even more for me. That despair when you lose someone, whether it was a family, friend or someone you loved romantically. The distractions of thoughts and drugs and hiding from the reality, from Self, from Love. The moment of wanting to be alone and not wanting to be seen or found, not knowing what to do, who you are, what is going to happen. That continuous suffering of looking for that One in everyone while knowing you will find no one, and the struggle of knowing you should let go; not knowing that letting go will open that door to the love you sought in other people, in other men, in other things and places. Running and hiding away from what we should face, avoiding those emotions. It is truly all within. All that we search for is within, and when those we love are gone, that love is still there. It is not forgotten, everywhere we go, it is there. We suffer and go through so much as humans. It is not the end, and when we let go, when we don’t lose ourselves, we grow. We transmute that pain into propelling ourselves forward in the most beautiful way possible, creatively and lovingly.