BGM: b-flower "舟"
Today I finished the first half of John Irving's novel "A Prayer For Owen Meany". Of course, now is still too early to talk about this novel. But this is a really rich one. Very deep and significant. It seems to describe our whole life itself. I need to read this novel at a proper speed. Read slowly. I just have to turn pages at the speed this book needs me. Then, I would find myself sinking into the great story. Now I just want to immerse myself in this.
And reading that John Irving's novel, I also read the English version of Yu Miri's "Tokyo Ueno Station". It tells me a person's sadness who has to live as a homeless. TBH I have never read Yu Miri's book. I just have lived without trying to read, but I should read this novel's Japanese version because of its power and serious mood. I found the word "nighttime economy" and thought that it could be a kind of shop like a bar. I haven't learned that word has been already used in Japan.
Now is the time I should look back to 2022. What happened? I started joining the English studying club and also using a job coach actually. But I need to read my diary again. These few months I couldn't read any books so started watching movies again. And now I feel that it might be an ordinary year of my 47th age as usual. I can remember that I worked as a volunteer translator. Through ups and downs, my life goes on bra as The Beatles sing in "Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da".
Xmas is coming, and I read some Xmas descriptions in "A Prayer For Owen Meany", and I feel that this holy night has a great meaning. I have no kids and have never been married because I had disappeared my life so much. But I could live an alternative life in which I would buy presents for my children and also play the role of Santa Claus. That might happen... this year I should watch the masterpiece of Frank Capra.