Aren’t you interested in what’s going on now in Tokyo? Midorikawa asked. It’s quite a spectacle. One uproar after another, every day. Like the whole world’s turned upside down. Don’t you feel bad that you’re missing out?Haruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage.
The world isn’t that easily turned upside down, Haida replied. It’s people who are turned upside down. I don’t feel bad about missing that.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Not so Easy
Japan, 1969, at the height of the student riots. An adult quizzes a student who has left Tokyo and is working as a handyman in a remote mountain inn: