Monday, July 4, 2011

get there and come back before it becomes absolute chaos...

all of a sudden shinya wanted to drive off to see the pacific ocean. it was probably 4:30 in the morning.

早朝4時半、衝動的に太平洋を目指してガラガラのフリーウェイを飛ばす木村氏。今日は独立記念日でお休みだし、ここ数日間は海から遠い街では真夏日が続いていて、日中はどこのビーチも人で埋め尽くされてしまうであろう。でも早朝なら・・・

only few people were at the pier, fishing...

ピアにはほんの少しの釣り人たちがいるだけだ・・・

it has been almost four months after the disaster in japan. four months, and nothing definite has been solved yet. the ocean was calm this morning but i felt weak at the knees to just see the water. we walked, thought and talked about many things...

日本を襲った地震と津波と原子力発電所の事故から4ヶ月が経とうとしている。同じ日本の中でもとっくに日常を取り戻している場所だって沢山あるようだ。皆が協力して少しずつ前にに進んでいると聞き伝わっているけど、まだまだ解決していないことが山積みだ。今朝の太平洋はとても穏やかだったが、海を見たら足がすくんでしまった。色々なことを考えた。

we all simply headed off for here day after day during the cannonball. good times...whatever it is and it might take a while but we will definitely fall over a finish line as long as we are moving forward.

ここはキャノンボールのゴール地点だった場所でもある。来る日も来る日もただひたすらココを目指して東の果てから少しずつ前進していった。他のことを何も考えずに純粋にゴールを目指せば、時間がかかっても本当にいつかはたどり着くんだなあ。キャノンボーラー達から教わった大切なこと。

headed back before people get up...it was very calm all over the town.

人々が起き出す前にとっとと帰る。道路も海岸も街中がしーんとしていて清々しかった。しかし眠い・・・




11 comments:

matt machine said...

love that post ayu.

My iron Hell said...

Moving forward is sometimes all a person can do...and sometimes, it takes a special person just doing so! ;)

MOTOR said...

こんにちは、現在日本で高校に通っているものです。
前々から木村さんのことについて興味を持っており、木村さんが身を削って作ったバイクを見て、僕も自分で自分が感じたようにバイクを作りたいと思いました。もしよろしければ、将来木村さんの近くで様々なことを学ばせて頂きたいと思っています。
バイクに触らせてもらえなくても、近くで勉強させてもらうだけでいいです。
木村さんの仕事のお手伝いをさせていただけないでしょうか、お願いします。

GuitarSlinger said...

Reminds me of when I was a kid growing up on the East Coast , spending my summers at the Grand Parents Beach house .

Waking up at Sunrise , every day , first to collect shells ( you got the best of the best before everyone else was awake ) and then off to underneath the Boardwalk ( amusement park pier ) to find all the change dropped thru the boards from the night before . All with a simple kitchen strainer .

Usually wound up with enough every morning to pay for a bike rental , round of miniature golf and a night at the boardwalk .

Simpler times and cheaper prices to say the least .

Oh and did I forget to mention the 2-3 hours of absolute privacy , with the only sound being that of the ocean and seagulls ?

ratchetface said...

Keep it in forward.

Keep it in D.

Not N. Not R.

Keep on keepin' on.



Beautiful post - so well said.

Carlito said...

touching. words and foremost the pictures.
you are both poets n your own way. and you truly compensate each other's world


carlito

menacing ayu said...

matt machine: thanks, matt!

My iron Hell: ah, that's true.

MOTORさん: ここよりもチャボのメールアドレスchabottinfo@gmail.comにメールくださったほうが良いと思います。

GuitarSlinger: "the early bird catches the worm" :) it's so nice to walk around in early morning. now and then.

ratchetface: thank you!

Carlito: thank you :)

MOTOR said...

menacing ayuさん、ありがとうございました。

occhiolungo said...

Ayu, thanks for posting that. It made me feel a little lost, but in a good way.

menacing ayu said...

MOTOR: どういたしまして。

occhiolungo: i can recall every moments of that race so clearly but it's so dreamy at the same time and still can't believe that we actually did it...

SakeRacer said...

hei ayu...
is that email
(chabottinfo@gmail.com)
still valid??

i just sent u something!

:)