Japanese career women on marriage and children
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When he walks among the people at the station, nobody notices him. That minor gesture - or lack thereof - makes him feel a part of things. And he reacts like any good citizen when he sees a dirty man in wrinkled clothes sleeping on the ground. "I will never be like that."
The play: that he is a successful businessman taking a lunchtime stroll in the sun. Only he never gets up to go back to work. But the suit - that's more than just a prop. It's his dignity, his face.
"One day," he says, still rubbing, "it will be destroyed. And then everything will be over."