tokyo/kyoto [random assortment, april 2012]
the moon’s orbit A little over a month ago, G and I drove up to the top of a hill and watched the moon pass in front of the sun, something that last happened in similar precision eighteen years ago. For a few strange moments, the earth darkened, and then grew bright again. Light came […]
afternoon My copy of the new Didion book is here. Last week I walked down to the seaside to read, and the entire beach was covered with crushed and fractured crab parts. It smelled like cooked crab. I walked back to the overlooking hill, sat on a rock, and read from there. I think I’ll […]
pieces, afterthoughts, and so on (in an effort to combat homesickness, to continue working on my project, to stay connected, etc.)
1952 Today is my father’s birthday. When my father was eight, my grandmother took him, and only him, from Shanghai to Macau, where they stayed for a time, waiting for the chance to enter Hong Kong. They thought that they were going to have to hide underneath the floorboards of a tiny boat, but what […]
lost fragments [from the months of June and July]: In many ways, I feel that HK is just beginning to open up, that I am just beginning my research. * All of Sunday felt quietly frenetic, the way my body feels when its blood-sugar level is too low, or too high, or when I’ve had too […]
It begins with the words the relationship between body and landscape. Also included are: heart, nighttime escalators, green hills (you knew this), how walking is keenly felt, anticipate, and gingerly.