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The Road.

Happy, loved, joyful, walking down the road, the sun high in the sky, shadows of clouds flowing over the landscape.


I’m exhausted. Have been for ages. I honestly don’t know how I make it through the days. I just keep at it, day in, day out. I’m like a robot, just fulfilling my programming. I can’t not continue. It’s Friday, I’ll have a couple days to recharge before heading into the fray again.

In my exhausted state, as I drive, I feel a pain in my head. I cock my head to one side in an attempt to vanquish the pain while still keeping the car on the road. As I do so, I drift off slightly. This road, this drive, it’s all automatic, my mind uses the idle cycles to show me something new.

Continue reading The Road.

Sunday Driving – Takanezawa 9-24

So I thought what I’d do is on Sundays, I’d share a video recently taken by drive recorder, which may be interesting or which may be not interesting at all. Videos are saved in 5 minute chunks on the drive recorder, so there are hundreds of 5 minute videos to choose from at any time, and I choose by asking someone to pick a number. Maybe this will be the only time I do this, but maybe I will do it Kind Of Regularly.

This video was shot here in Takanezawa on September 24th. No, that wasn’t a Sunday, but I am posting this on a Sunday, so thpppppppt.

Good Things on Sunday

A new thing I’m gonna try doing is, all week, making a brief note of good things that I noticed, that happened to me, that I thought of, etc., and post them all here. A wee “it wasn’t all shit” post at the end of the week. So, without further ado:

  • When driving, a truck passes, and there’s a dramatic gust of wind through the open window, loud too, which synchs perfectly with the dramatic climax of the song you’re listening to.
  • Also when driving, when flight after flight of dragonfly approaches your car, wave after wave of them, matching with the nostalgic fade-out on the song you’re listening to.
  • Seeing a doctor who acknowledges that your illness is an illness, and not just a side effect of something else. Also when he can speak a little bit of English, which aids communication both ways.
  • Being able to feel sad, both for oneself and others. It’s good to have a degree of empathy.
  • David Tennant as Hamlet
  • feeling comfortable in one’s own clothes
  • ferns
  • manufactured boy bands
  • legs that feel like legs and not like heavy lumps of horrible melty flesh (this will only last as long as this cool spell does, but I’ll take what I can get)