BGM: 小沢健二 - 天気読み
As I have written in this journal, I usually enjoy reading books and also listening to some music at my free time. But, it was recent when I have started enjoying various classical achievements. For example, I have never read any Dostoevsky books until I became 40. Or I have to confess that I have never read Yukio Mishima's "The Temple of the Golden Pavilion (三島由紀夫『金閣寺』)". Some people (especially some strict, masculine critics) say that I must be an idle reader because of this ignorance. I see, well, there must be plenty of classics I have never known. From their opinions, I have to accept that this world is really wide enough.
How can other people find those works in their daily lives? Me, for example I have met George Orwell's "1984" last year when I went to an used book store in my town. Out of curiosity, I bought it. Now it is one of my favorite books in my room (although I already have about 100 of that kind of "favorite books".) Like this, I read books step by step to make an inner library/database. So, even though I must be said as an idle person, please forgive me - but as you already have known this, I am not Unberto Eco.
In other words, I shouldn't say that they must be idle even though they have never read any classical works, because they must live their lives as they do - without any irony, I might need to learn something from their attitudes because their points of view are so fresh that they might already have found any great (but underrated) authors/writers. Besides books, they might have been living in a new, brilliant time.
Typing things as my fingers move - I can't see why I have written this kind of old-fashioned and also masculine opinion, but I can't delete this. Please forgive me. Today, after working I went to a bookstore to buy that Mishima's book and returned to my group home. After having dinner (I had a special long stick sushi "ehou maki(恵方巻)"), I tried to read it but couldn't. Maybe because I was really tired of the work, so I enjoyed some relaxing music to stay still/chilled.