First and foremost, our condolences go out to Serenyty and her family. They are very much in our prayers.
Not much needs to be said about this article. Our own IW curator Serenyty has suffered a great loss in her family and tells us how idols are helping her cope, specifically the PV for AKB48’s “Sakura no Ki ni Narou”. It’s a very intimate account, written in a direct, straightforward manner that’s in keeping with the moment. Being such a gifted blogger, Serenyty also ties her own experience to larger issues of the idol world, specifically the role escapism can play in one’s life.
The loss of loved ones has occurred before in our community. Bloggers have shared their grief, written of how idols helped them thrugh such times. Each loss is different, each pain is the individual’s, but the community has always shown their support.
So go and read, and be good to your loved ones.