Seems like only yesterday you made C-ute complete~
Seems like only yesterday you touched me with your performance of "I Wish"~
Seems like only yesterday your performance in those battle concerts moved me so much~
Seems like only yesterday you kicked Riichan's butt in bowling~
Seems like only yesterday you made me (￣▽￣) so much~
Seems like only yesterday the most rude of fans refused to shake your hand at a meet & greet event~ (´⌒｀。)
Seems like only yesterday that many voted for you to be their very first pick on our imaginary little league teams~
Seems like only yesterday you fought through so much~ ＼(^o^)／☆
Seems like only yesterday your *adorableness* brightened Hello! Project so much~
Seems like only yesterday a 6nin lineup was unthinkable~
Seems like only yesterday you were sidelined with an ailment with us all eagerly awaiting your return~
Seems like only yesterday you've been gone too long~ (;´□｀)
The past two singles were just not the same without you there. First with Megumi and now with your departure C-ute will once again be forever changed. Just know that in your heart of ♥'s you will be so missed and from my deepest of thoughts I will never forget you~. with ♥
So many things went through my mind as I read both Charmy Risuzu's PM & Strawberrie's comment here……like how did we reach here?
How our dear Kannachan must have contemplated so much in her absence. The daily grind that must have been overwhelming at times. How much scrutiny and criticism can one take. Maybe fans should be more caring and careful with their words and actions. From fan sites to actual meetings surely one must put themselves into another's shoes before laying such judgments or words on another. How much did those "fans" truly affect her psyche when they blatantly brought her to tears in purposely ignoring her at meet & greet events? Do idols read or get translations of fan sites where words can often be piercing and hurtful? Whether that's true or not all authors who contribute to this most wonderful thing we know as the worldwide web share in a responsibility. Maybe to heed mom's words which resonate…if you have only hurtful words to share about someone, maybe it's best to not express them at times. We're all very much the same…we all dream, hurt, & love~.
But how did we truly reach here? At 16 most are free to mature and grow up out of the spotlight. Without needing to adhere to those perhaps unwritten rules……no dating publicly. There was Kannachans's dating Hashimoto Ryosuke. How during her absence might have she dreamed and finally realized that a life outside of daily scrutiny and overbearing rules was what she longed for the most. She would be able to date freely. Free without tabloid attacks. Free without unflattering press. Free. But if not entirely for a normal social life she may have also contemplated long forgotten goals….those that we each think up and aspire to at an early age when our teachers present us with career workshops. Just from the outside the life of an idol/artist looks so demanding. Rigorous schedules…dance rehearsals…stage preparation….musicals….voice lessons….photo shoots….fan events….constant travel….unimaginable pressure to perform….and so much time spent away from *home*. Perhaps there is a *solace* to be found there…..or for some elsewhere. Another career direction and lifestyle eagerly awaiting her. o(*´∀｀)o゛
Kannachan also celebrated a birthday while on hiatus….away from the daily spotlight and demands. And in the end, it may have been in blowing out those very candles under normal cirumstances…where her dreams truly lay~.