It was before the age of one when Naho sensed that humanity, this world, was not a comfortable place. Her mother told her that she first noticed Naho’s experience of the world while she was in her baby seat. Naho appeared to be in shock. She said that often her eyes would be wide and moving from left to right, as if she were seeing evil or in terror. Naho was very tense.
Somewhere around the age of three, there was a natural sense that saw clearly the loneliness or suffering underneath people in general. Naho could see in the faces that there was something hiding, an unease underneath the smile. Naho was always feeling uncomfortable.
By the time Naho turned five, she asked her mother why she had to continue to live.