BGM : The Other Two "The Other Two & You"
I started reading Yoshio Kataoka's "To Outside of Japanese" with Takashi Akutsu's "The Journal of Reading". Reading the part of his criticizing the Gulf War, I remembered my teenage days when I had tried to think about the war with my empty head. Now, Russia and Ukraine still keep on doing to war with each other. Our common senses change easily. How should we pray for world peace? Probably, reading "To Outside of Japanese" can work as an 'in time' action. I want to read steadily and make my opinions.
In "To Outside of Japanese", Kataoka criticizes the relationship between Japanese to English. People say that English is more logical than Japanese. But I like Japanese philosophers, and their logic is very crisp. I like using English to explain my thoughts because my inner thoughts can be relativized by the process of putting my inner things into outer ideology or ideas. With that process, I can be free from my dogmatic point of view. I feel the power of using another language. I want to read this book.
I went to the English conversation class. Today our lesson was about foods and cultures. Teachers taught us that America has various great foods. Pizza, pies, Burritos... I don't know about American foods, so just said that "Raspberry pies seem so tasty". We did a game inspired by "Family Feud". This lesson was difficult. Recently corona infected person is increasing in my town so I'm worrying our lesson might not be able to do anymore again. Being well and staying still is the best I thought. I enjoyed it. What topic will we have for the next lesson?
Reading Takashi Akutsu and attending the English conversation classes. On a day off, I go to 'danshu' meetings and libraries. Days go on without any drastic changes... my life has gone into a 'silver' period or I'm enjoying a retired life? I want to read Syohei Ohoka "Seijo Express". I want to learn trendy things and face this world with my fresh sense. Ah... once I wanted to be a pro writer. But it was an old story. Now I can see that many people all over the world read my writings. I'm feeling thankful for this fact. Although my life might start 'from now'...