Random Observation/Comment #63: Some people can just give up all technology and spend 6 months living in a place where there are more names for the native trees than there are for the living people.What are you? Nuts?At least live with a hot girl and spend the long winter nights keeping warm the old fashion way.
There’s a lot of nature in Iya Valley (period).I make this comment, not to point out that nature is indeed one of the beauties of Iya Valley, but that nature is the only thing in Iya Valley.Yes, there are some neighbors who are jakt and tan from farming/cutting wood all day.And yes, you’ll see a lot of flowers and little furry animals.But I suspect that places, like Chiiori, are just a little bit boring at times.How many times can you read that book “Lost Japan”?I didn’t even see a soccer ball to train some juggling skills.
I guess I’ll always be that dreamer chasing for something more than peace and quiet.While I was standing in that empty open space in the middle of that hut, I let my mind wander and wonder what I would do with all this time.As with most of my “free time,” I’d try to do something.Doing nothing would drive me to insanity.There are only so many times you can defragment your brain before you start questioning and regretting every action in your past.
In my world, I’ve always wanted a level of control.I wanted to know the vague plan and then fool myself into believing I’m a free-spirited, spontaneous being capable of letting my life completely left up to chance.All of my life I’ve taken actions that show my devotion in finding a sense of security and stability, but subconsciously I’ve been pushing myself to do the opposite.Let’s put a little chaos into this equation and see how I can fix it.If I really believed in growing up and stepping up to the responsibilities before me, I would have stopped the traveling façade and worked that well-paying job.
In many people’s perspective, living in this old house would be an escape of the hectic world and one step closer to peace.To me, living in this house would drill me to the ground.Granted, I wouldn’t mind a week of just being one with my surroundings to unwind and escape those stresses every 21-year-old boy has, but for the long term, I would wind up losing touch with reality.Unfortunately, the realist and cynic in me do not accept this dream of completely leaving.Your life is part of a web.You fit in this community and play your role (whatever that may be).What’s important is that, to a few people, you are irreplaceable.It just seems selfish to escape without them.
I must admit that the view from the main room was astonishing.Looking outside at a sea of mountains through half-open sliding doors made of paper reminded me of a scene only possible with Hollywood.That CG is so good.I couldn’t even notice the pixels.
~See Lemons Lean towards Chaos