BGM: ZABADAK - 遠い音楽
It was a day off today, and this morning I went to enjoy an offline meeting for the English learners in my town. At where, we talked about various things as how to manage/maintenance this group, and also how we should learn English by ourselves. Although I couldn't say my opinions well (mainly because I am just a new member,) I could enjoy the mood and their passion so much. Yes. I need to produce/show MY own passion to learn English, or to live on this life.
There seemed two opinions/positions in our group. The one is that we need to read any English articles by following its context diligently to add our vocabularies step by step, and also to study English cultures deeply. The another is that we should speak English actually to become fluent, and also we should learn vivid/fresh English by conversations with native people. Yes, both are right I guess. Even though this discussion has already been repeated within various forms, this is still a real, eternal topic for English learners I think.
Finally, we decided that we will use an ancient Japanese intellectual Tenshin Okakura's article "The Book of Tea" (岡倉天心『茶の本』.) After that meeting, I could find that my mood was actually being changed by the passion I have already mentioned. This means this - even though I have been depressed deeply, it will have been cured eventually by various daily actual activities as having meals, doing works, and also (especially) learning English. What an easy going guy!
This afternoon, I started making the draft for the online meeting's presentation I will do next Thursday. Having dinner, I tried to read a Japanese popular columnist Koutarou Sawaki's essays collection (沢木耕太郎『バーボン・ストリート (Bourbon Street)』.) after that sad news, three days has been passing and my mood has been steadily recovering. That's life.
Yes, although I don't want to accept this - I am not young actually. But within my mind, I might be able to keep my mind passionate and fresh as the members I met today. Yes, it's not the end of the world (and I feel fine).