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2017年11月26日 (日)

Keep it Simple

次回、この記事の日本語版を投稿します。

As mentioned in Workshop I have moved and I am in the long process of getting settled in. Whilst unpacking I came across a poem I had cut out from a Japanese newspaper published in 2008.

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The poem deals with civilization and modern conveniences. 
A liberal translation is given below.

When I got a bicycle, I gave up walking

 

When I got a scooter, I gave up pedaling.

 

When I got a car, I lost touch with the earth.

 

When I went to the pool, I gave up the ocean.

 

When I got an air-conditioner, I lost touch with the weather.

 

For every modern convenience I let in,

 

For every gadget I let in,

 

I gave up a piece of me,

 

Now I earnestly strive to restore myself to the way I used to be.

To me, the message is "keep it simple".

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