Well, in your defense, a lot of the Ogawa stories seem to leave us with a “huh”-feeling at the end so far
I think we see these kinds of stories in western fairy tales as well (take the little match girl, for example). I think it might have something to do with the time these were written. Child deaths were a lot more common then, and many children probably had to deal with loss. I can imagine that these stories were a good way for parents to broach the subject and start a conversation about this.
Thank you again for the explanations @NicoleRauch ! They immediately answered a few questions I had
I agree. I would rather have a separate thread for each story. I specifically avoided the thread this week until I finished the second story because I didn’t want get any spoilers about the second half.
@FirstMate-san could you please put remarks like these in a spoiler tag or better yet save it until the week when we actually discuss the rest of the story?
We could also keep the schedule as is, but only discuss the first story in the first week and leave the discussion of the second story for the second week.