BGM: サザンオールスターズ "女神達への情歌（報道されないY型の彼方へ）"
Today I worked late. This morning I finished reading John Irving's book "A Prayer For Owen Meany". It's a really big and profound one. I am just an idiot so I felt that this taste is similar to Kenzaburo Oe's works. The relationship between Oe's novels' main character and his son is almost the same as Irving's main character and Owen in my opinion. The people who have to live a quite different and therefore difficult life. But that kind of life must have its meaning. As the book in which we can chase the meaning, this is a great achievement so interesting.
I might have misunderstood. I wanted to study philosophy but just read Wittgenstein and thought straight and narrowly. As Toshiya Ueno says, I should remember that great pop music and literature have the essences philosophical books say in a plain touch. I will read John Irving's books again, and I should keep remembering this truth and try to read Irving's books. I will also try to think of philosophical topics with Irving.
Today was a good day as usual. "A Prayer For Owen Meany" comes straightly through my mind with Tom Waits's music. The art these two artists made was for me like gifts from God. Ah, once I was impressed by more avant-garde, fresh things but now I am impressed by orthodox and powerful music and movie. In other ways, art expresses simple truth powerfully. I learned "A Prayer For Owen Meany" became a movie titled "Simon Berch". I want to watch this. I also want to read "The World According to Garp" and "Hotel New Hampshire".
Once, when I wanted to be a pro writer, I just tried to write an epoch-making book, a masterpiece. Like The Beach Boys' "Pet Sounds" or Radiohead's "KID A". Now I don't. I think that it is important to keep on writing my articles constantly instead of writing a single masterpiece. It might be difficult to complete the spirit of "doing ordinary things ordinarily". But I try to write this diary as usual and write my notes on my memo pad. I want to keep on this every day and broaden my thoughts.