BGM: Paul McCartney "Coming Up"
Today I worked late. This morning I kept on reading John Irving's "A Prayer For Owen Meany". I always enjoy music when I read books, and today I listened to Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson. And I also listened to The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds"... This music gives me great nostalgia. I can remember my childhood as a great nightmare, but this kind of elegant sweet music lets me think that it wasn't terrible so much. Like the childhood days of the characters in the "A Prayer For Owen Meany".
I have tried to enjoy that "Pet Sounds". Exactly it is a sublime, "ultra" great album. But it is not for my taste so I have chosen their rival The Beatles' masterpieces. But now it comes as a piece of really friendly music. Probably this says that, as I wrote this yesterday, my life is going to move to a brand new stage. I will become the 50s... Read "A Prayer For Owen Meany" and soak me in Brian Wilson's music. Wouldn't It Be Nice?
After that, I read the English-translated version of Yu Miri's novel "Tokyo Ueno Station" as the English studying club. The scenery of Ueno Station from a homeless person's eye attracts me. I remember... if I stayed in Tokyo after graduating from the university, I would become homeless like this. As a poor, and heavy drinker... I read some books by Karin Amamiya and learned the real facts about a lot of homeless people in Tokyo. It made me really sad. Ah, even I started my work, I strictly thought that I should be homeless, and lived a terrible life.
Yesterday I googled a thing and learned the concept "凡事徹底". This has the meaning of "doing ordinary things in ordinary ways and completing them". Once I thought that my work must be the one everyone could do. Therefore it must be a silly task... but now I think that even Ichiro's hitting must be "everyone could do". And doing that kind of work my way and trying to complete it, then the miracle would come. I can't see, but I want to complete my tasks so I do my work. If I could do so, then wouldn't it be nice...?