Plot: On a stage, there is a set of an interview office. It's a scene of final selection by an employer. The interview official and the employee are facing each other, sitting on a chair. The interviewer(employer) said to the employee:
Employer: "I read your resume very carefully, and we've decided to employ you. Congratulations!!" Employee: "Oh? Is it really me? Why is it?" Employer: "Why is it? Aren't you happy to have been adopted??" Employee: "Oh yes, I'm very happy, but..... there must be an excellent candidate other than me" Employer: "Oh, it's certain. However, as a result of talking with everybody carefully, we decided to employ you" Employee: "Thank you very much. I didn't think that anybody will employ me in this depressed age. .... what made you decide to hire me?" Employer: "Well, it's because you seem to have a very high intelligence quotient. A journalist like you is required for a true journalism" Employee: "But I have no specialties at all! I can't fly up in the air like a bird, I can't hold the breath and swim under the water like a dolphin, I can't run fast like cheetah, I can't....." Employer: "What is it? You're employed, what are you complaining about?" Employee: "Oh no, oh no, I didn't mean it! Well, to tell the truth, I was losing my confidence completely recently. ... I was feeling abandoned in this world. As you've read in my resume, my act was not excellent at all!! I've being betraying myself and the others, I caused several wars and killed many people. I was making a mess on this planet for a very long time. I've driven away many races to extinction!.... that's why I can't believe that YOU are employing me. .......Why did you employ me?". Employer: "Do you know what is necessary for a true journalist?" Employee: ".....No sir, I don't" Employer: "It's whether if he or she knows human vice or not" Employee: "Excuse me, what do you mean by that?" Employer: "You mankind knows what vice is. The other creatures are too too pure and are not suitable for reporting the news. ......To tell the truth, it was a bird who was left in final selection besides you actually" Employee: "A bird...???" Employer: "Yes, a bird. They can look at a color in the same way as you human being. This ability is the most suitable work force to report beauty of this world. In addition to that they can fly over the sky! Well, I also had an interview with a bird, and was almost about to be selected..... But our personnel manager said to me: "Please wait a moment! ! Bird can't write! ! Bird cannot write the report since they can't read and write! !" .......So that is why a bird fell from final selection" Employee: "Yes, I see.....we're the only creature who can read and write, certainly. I understood. OK, what on earth should I do??" Employer: "I want you to report everything. That's your work" Employee: "Yes.... but it may be almost miserable things. A murder case, a war and poverty..... For what on earth do I have to report such things to you?". Employer: "It's because I have to know the shadow in order to see the light" Employee: "I am sorry, I don't understand what you are saying" Employer: "One day you human being will be going out from this Earth, and you are going to be looking at the world I've created from the space. I want you to report me firmly when that time comes. I want you to tell me how beautiful Earth is. I have no eyes to see and I have no ears to hear. So you're going to be my eyes, and you're going to be my ears. I am asking you to report the beauties of the world to me. That is your job" Employee: "......Yes sir, I'll do my best........ uhhh, by the way....." Employer: "What is it?" Employee: "What is my reward for this job? The whole world is in a great depression, right?... I have to feed my children too and....," Employer: "Oh, you were anxious about such thing? Don't worry, I will reward you sufficiently!" Employee: "How much can I get?". Employer: "You'll be working as my eyes and ears, so I will lend you my heart instead. You'd be able to know the abyss and beauty of this universe like me. .....How is it? Will that be enough for a reward?". Employee: "Oh yes! ....Certainly that is enough reward for me!!" Employer: "Thank you my son..... And let me add only this to you: You seem like you lost a confidence, but you human never did any useless thing.......Believe me, nothing was meaningless. Please remember that all despair was needed to know what hope is. Please report to me what your hope is when you get to the universe. ....Yes, I am counting on you human, my son"
An interviewer leaves the stage. Employee is left alone on the stage, smiling. A spotlight lighted up to him went off, and the stage turned dark.