人生は上々だ

Life is good.

2022/08/15 English

BGM: LITTLE CREATURES "GIANTS ARE DYING"

Today I worked late. I learned that a friend had started his activity as "asakatsu" (A shortened word of "morning activity" in Japanese). I wondered if I should start my "asakatsu". I've been writing this journal in the morning so it can be a great "asakatsu", but I might have to do some additional activity such as walking or learning English to use morning time more effectively. This might sound weird, but if I start using the word "asakatsu" in my thought, then I can feel that the feeling that I want to do creative things in the morning comes from my mind. Yes, all I did was just exchanged the words, then I want to use "asakatsu" more preciously because it fits my mind well.

This morning I had time so I read Yoshio Kataoka's "The island I wrote about". I had wondered what music I should choose, and I chose some surf music such as Jack Johnson and Donovan Frankenlater. Then I could feel that the morning mood, which had always been depressive, was eased by the music. I read the book smoothly and felt relaxed. Yoshio Kataoka writes in this book that our life is a kind of joke. I can see what he says, and also I can enjoy my life in a relaxed mood.

Once I had treated my life with a more serious mind. How our life can be? Does this life have any meaning? I had thought about these problems every time. In other words, I was too serious. I had very narrow eyes. Maybe because I had arrived at this age, I can enjoy some entertainment for adults like Yoshio Kataoka, not the books ordinary serious students like. Yes, that is the meaning of getting aged. I might have to read "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or "Pride and Prejudice" at this age.

"The island I wrote about" was pretty interesting. I have never been to Hawaii and was not interested even if an ALT teacher I know is from that island. But the description of the lifestyle of surfers and the residents in Hawaii was really vivid. Kataoka writes very gratefully. Uses his imagination well, and works his keen eyes fully to see the real Hawaii that can't be suited as stereotypes. I thought that Kataoka tries to meet the others by writing Hawaii. I also want to go to Hawaii because of this book.