Friday, June 19, 2009

One Liter of Tears

Posted by Alei at 6/19/2009
Out of all the television dramas only few of them touches my heart. One of which was One Liter of Tears. Never did I miss a single episode of this inspiring story. I am thankful that it has been aired in Philippine television. Tonight will be its last episode, I suppose, the saddest of all. But I am sure, it will remain forever in the hearts of its viewers.

One Liter of Tears is an adaptation of the diary of a Japanese girl named Aya Kitō, who suffered from spinocerebellar ataxia. She began keeping a diary at the suggestion of her doctor, and continued to write until she could no longer hold a pen. The diary, titled 1 rittoru no namida, was published shortly before her death. Although some of the characters and situations are fictionalized in this television version, the dialogue frequently draws directly from Aya Kitô's own words. Moreover, each episode concludes with a narrated diary excerpt, framed with photographs from various stages in Kitô's life, before and after her diagnosis. The screenplay thus attempts to balance between faithfully working with actual text from the book, 1 rittoru no namida, while also inventing situational contexts so as to portray the struggles of the book's characters in dramatic scenarios. The character Haruto Asô, for example, does not exist in the original diary; however, as a fictional character created for this series, he provides an important mechanism through which Aya's inner feelings, the diary's language on a page, can become more fully actualized as part of a day-to-day narrative. (from Wiki)

This Japanese drama really lived up to its title. I can’t help but be encumbered by gravity of the story that I burst into tears in several heart pounding scenes. I admired Aya for her courage despite her sickness. Though her future was unpromising for her, she still managed to smile, continued to live and settled on what was left in her life – writing. She was able to accept her fate amidst her inevitable nearing death.

Indeed true. Everyday, we take for granted that we are alive, we breathe, we are able to run, walk and speak everytime we want to. And yet we complain for small unnecessary things and fail to appreciate the goodness in our lives.

Let us all continue to live like Aya, take one step at a time, lived with optimism and courage regardless of the setbacks we are bound to encounter. May Aya’s story continually touch ,inspire and change our lives. Life is a gift, let’s treasure it.

4 comments on "One Liter of Tears"

Mara on Fri Jun 19, 04:44:00 PM 2009 said...

Medyo kinilabutan naman ako. Parang maganda pero ayoko talaga ng drama. Nalulungkot ako agad. :(

BK on Fri Jun 19, 04:50:00 PM 2009 said...

This is truly a touching and yet inspiring show. I posted this show for sharing a few years back.

nurseabie on Fri Jun 19, 05:05:00 PM 2009 said...

I haven't got a chance to watch this since I'm an avid Kapamilya viewer.hehe
But I heard a lot of good feedback of this Teledrama.

Argee on Fri Jun 26, 02:56:00 PM 2009 said...

one of favorites! haha!


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