Naoto sent me a link to the short, animated film on youtube titled in (all translations by amateur me)Japanese: Leaving Day.
It’s about 4 minutes long and pictures an elephant family. It made my husband cry.
Here’s the translation of the lyrics:
One morning, I opened my eyes
and a god was waiting for me
he quietly told me
the time had come for my life’s end
Why am only I leaving on this journey?
My voice doesn’t touch
the ripples of fate
the important people closest to me,
were they happy?
my lingering worry
when I pass away
cry for me only the first night
see me off with memories of you and I
meeting you was happiness
Look up at the morning sky
I’ll be in the sunlight,
watching over you