人生は上々だ

Life is good.

2022/08/14 English

BGM: Senri Oe "夏渡し"

How long has passed since this corona disease has begun? Now I can't remember the days we shouldn't wear our masks. I can't believe we could live such peaceful days. I don't have too much fever and just do cough a little (probably this is from wearing masks too much or because of air conditioners). Of course, I have to be careful. I have endured hard days that didn't allow me to get together in the English conversation classes or meetings about autism. But I have to say that I am still happy. Because I have my job and also friends near by me. I also have a steady income. Therefore I can maintain my daily life.

A daily life... I thought about the greatness of my daily life. The fact that everything happens as usual. The fact that ordered items can be delivered on a scheduled day. The fact that we can use water and electricity. These are because of the maintained work some people always do. I feel really thankful for it. The fact that there are people who do their jobs to maintain our daily life. Really great. Once I had thought that these 'same' days' repetition must be boring, but now I think that these boring and peaceful days are great.

I started reading Barry Yourgrau's "A Man Jumps Out of an Aeroplane". Barry Yourgrau is an author who writes really strange short stories. I started reading books by him because of a Japanese professor Motoyuki Shibata and found that his books are really great so I keep on reading. TBH I want to write short strange novels that are like some dreams, so I thought this could be a kind of source of my dreams. It's impressive. Slapstick-like and a little bit lewd, and also humorous as Shunji Enomoto's cartoons (but they are not such brutal ones). Really one and only.

I found that I am truly reading the books I had read again and again. About music, I am listening to the ones once I had been into as Pizzicato Five and Senri Oe, therefore I rarely can meet new things. Of course, I want to encounter newcomers' works. But I also can find this. When I listen to the pioneers such as Paul McCartney and Kafuu Nagai, then I can see how their works are still fresh. I can enjoy Wings' albums even now. I might have to read the books once I had bought so much and go into my 50s. Indeed, it might sound too poor...