Saturday, April 10, 2010

The bearable lightness of being

Just a short note before I dash off this morning.

Whenever I go out of Japan, I buy a Swatch at the airport. I like its bearable lightness of being. I therefore have a considerably large collection, scattered all over the place. I cannot locate most of them.

I cannot bear the heavy feel of a metal watch. I don't take the Swatch bearing with ease. When I am at a table in a restaurant, I remove the Swatch from the wrist, and put it on my trousers. Sometimes I forget that I have moved the watch onto my belly, and search for it.

My Swatches float between existence and non-existence. That's why I like them.


Anonymous said...

I think I need a deeper understanding of the meaning in your today's essay.

Yuzu said...

Thank you for writing the qualia Journal every day even your are very busy.
I want to listen to your bongo someday!

Anonymous said...

It just so happens that The Unbearable Lightness of Being is one of my all-time cherished novels, primarily because I fell in love with its title.