BGM: 佐野元春 - New Age
It was a day off today. Now I remember how this year 2023 is because the end of 2023 can be seen at everywhere (you can enjoy the banger of the WHAM! "Last Christmas" when you go to AEON). How this year could have been for me? I usually don't look back at my past, but now I remember various events as Ryuichi Sakamoto's death, my enjoyment of making poems, having joined the meeting about Haruki Murakami (held in English) etc. Yes, it was really funny, FUNKY year for me.
And, as a "bookworm", now I am thinking what books I should enjoy through the coming season toward 2024 (going on the "joint" between 2023 and 2024). Today I went to the library and borrowed Souseki Natsume's novel, and also some books about Heidegger. TBH, now I have been depressed. I can't see the reason why. But I am already 48, and can see that I should change the mood. Souseki is the writer I have been getting interested, though I have not read completely. Heidegger and Wittgenstein would be good friends of mine in this season.
This morning I attended the Satchy san's morning meeting on ZOOM, and enjoyed myself with other members. At there, I taught them various things as a trial of making English sentences. For example, I had helped the installation of WhatsApp into my friend's smartphone, I had met a priest friend, etc. Although the sentences I made were a little bit abstract, the host Satchy san accepted them/me warmly as usual. I really appreciate her (and also other members') kindness. Oh, I can remember - This year, surely recently I met Satchy san and started attending this Wednesday morning meetings. Time flies, and our life goes on.
I read one of the books I had borrowed, which was Takao Todoroki's book about Heidegger "Being and Time". Indeed, Heidegger's great, fantastic idea can't be so easy for me to understand. But Todoroki's guidance lets me think about how the fact we are in this world can be wonderful. Next year, I would try to read "Being and Time" in Japanese completely.