When I came in the hospital’s room for the exam of the recurrent miscarriage (the recurrent pregnancy loss) , I saw the latest machines. I felt I was lucky to live this time for these exams while checking the blood flow in the uterus in real time. In the past, there were no echo tests. There were no hospitals either. There was no medicine either. There were no buildings. There was no disinfectant either. Once people knew how children were born, but they didn’t know why. There were times like that.
In such a time, people like me with multiple miscarriages might have ended up having a miscarriage and just thought, “Some told me I could have a baby, but I guess it was a misunderstanding”, and might have had repeated miscarriages forever.
When I thought about this, I realized once again how amazing life has been handed down since the days when there were no hospitals or medical care. Our lives have been passed down from a ancient time.
I thought as I looked at the moon floating in the black sky. I thought as I imagined a woman in the distant past giving birth to a child on the hard ground while looking at the moon floating in the black sky.
“ Maternity Eternity “
Artist : Ekotumi
Photo : Richard Lee
Hair & Make up : Arakaki Erina
Hair Cut : Hiromi Tanaka(Moga)