BGM: Yoshinori Sunahara "Sony romantic micro wave"
Today I attended the meeting about autism as usual. I started using ZOOM and joined. I have learned a lot from these meetings. Today I found a presentation from a person who helps various people as a job coach and felt that I could notice the meaning of our work once more. And, as I wrote yesterday, we can start building our group's website. But now it is too early to show you, so we have to think about what we will upload as our content. What kind of website can we build? Yes, it's exciting.
TBH I heard a person's problem from that meeting. He has to face his poverty because of the timing between the income from the work he once did and the welfare he should get (now he can't work because of Adjustment disorder). After the meeting, I asked some people about this to help him through LINE. In my opinion, this problem which the person who has trouble can't find how to connect himself to welfare is really serious. Me, if I were not connected with the staff from my group home, I could never use any welfare the country or city provides. I feel that irrational fact and am also thankful for my situation.
This afternoon I read Minae Mizumura's "Shi-shousetsu from left to right". A really "female" novel. Probably this impression comes from the author writing long conversations between her and her sister, and also describing many women in her memory. When she was a child, she went to America and was raised there. She can't think that English and Japanese couldn't get along with peacefully. The gap between them is always what she has to face. How about me? I find that I am living in a world where English and Japanese are complex simply, although I also find a certain gap. But I am enjoying that gap. Maybe I am just a simple person.
This evening I read Kaito Touhata's "Staying is hard". He writes the difference (or the meanings) between care and therapy. To care is to heal, in short getting closer to the person who has trouble and healing them within the situation. Therapy is the power of changing their problem into a solution. But I want to say that this doesn't mean which is simply (and absolutely) better. Both powers (or activities) can keep our minds good. At least, I got the author's opinion like that. This book is written in a really clear style so I got a lot from it. Yes, I am also the person who is getting the powers of care and therapy from that self-help group. I am really thankful for this.