2020 Tales from Someone’s Memory
“"Paint the scenes I describe to you," the moon said at his first visit, "and you'll have a very pretty picture book."
---Hans Christian Andersen, “Picturebook without pictures”
When a Star is Born
This piece is a mixture of memories from my childhood, when I would sneak into my father’s library to look for something I could read, and the book “One Thousand and One Second Stories” by Taruho Inagaki.
The mysterious, mystical world of the book is expressed by blending with the innocent daydreams of a child.
“In Lower Pomerania is the Diamond Mountain, which is two miles and a half high, two miles and a half wide, and two miles and a half in depth; every hundred years a little bird comes and sharpens its beak on it, and when the whole mountain is worn away by this, then the first second of eternity will be over.”
--The Brothers Grimm, “The Shepherd Boy”
"What is grander than gold?" inquired the King. "Light," replied the Snake. "What is more refreshing than light?" said he. "Conversation," answered she.
--Goethe, “The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily”