Days of something 何かの日々

Today I found myself about exclaim “soon Halloween is coming up!”. Where did all the days go? What happened to this autumn? There’s so much to do in school. I’m studying like the serious student I am, to achieve something sometime in my future, hopefully. A feeling that sometimes can be very encouraging – what I do now will be rewarded someday. Or, just the opposite – what I do now has no relation to my current life or interests. But I guess, sometimes it’s hard to figure out what kind of realistic relation strength of materials has to my life right now. Besides from my university literature I try to have time to read some novels, at least from and to school and on the occasions when I ride the train. To somehow relate to Japan I’m reading Japanese contemporary literature. I can recognize many of the areas in Tokyo where the stories take place and things like food and Japanese culture brings back memories. Also, Haruki Murakami’s novels really fascinates me and I can’t stop reading. The melancholic stories and writing styles drags me away very easily. The other week I started reading my first Kenzaburo Oe, the Japanese nobel prize winner, novel – Somersault. I don’t know if it’s a good one to start with, and so far I’m not sure what to say about it really. By the way, maybe I’m heading for Japan over new years.

I went to Uppsala and Stockholm this weekend. Stockholm was so cold we couldn’t walk around for shopping even. What happened to autumn? My train ride home to Gothenburg proved to be beautiful. The Swedish landscape is especially beautiful covered in glistening snow.

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