BGM: Momus - Christmas On Earth
Since the August in 2015 I started recording my reading on the web service (which also provides an app) "bookmeter", and which says I've read about 1500 books by now (Indeed, although I count that it means two books when I have read the same books two times.) This fact says I spend two days to read one book. Oh my gosh. I have to ask this to myself - Why do I need such many, so many books? I can't see, but anyway for me books are good partners for me. They even come to my bed with me.
Today is the Christmas, but I spent this day as usual... I went to the hospital to see my doctor about autism. After that, I went to the bookstore. TBH, I hadn't made any plan about what book I would buy, but it seemed that I couldn't do anything else therefore I wanted to kill my boredom. And at that bookstore, I found the book, which is Scott Hershovitz's "Nasty, Brutish, and Short". I checked inside that one, and found that the content was knocking my mind certainly. So I bought it as a Christmas gift to myself.
I started reading "Nasty, Brutish, and Short". It has the content that the author has done various conversations with his children. The topics are basically primal, but important philosophical ones. About languages, gender/sexuality, God, and truth, etc... When I started reading its beginning, I had an idea that this book must have been an easy, smooth guidebook to read. But now, I've found that this book looks like a great novel (even though the author could have written the facts really gently.)
And I've started having this idea. Even though, there have been so many "classic" philosophical books. For example, Wittgenstein's "The Blue Book", Daniel Dennett (although I have never read any Dennett's books completely... they are too long), etc. But I have been following the "current" books. Probably, because I want to catch up the current state of this real world. I want to put my foot on this earth, like the angel had done in Wim Wenders's movie. Yes, I want to love this world.