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01 October 2010 @ 06:45 pm
Eyes are not attached to the back. So even though we can see in the front, we can't see in the back. Saying something like this is a lie, if you want to see, you can see even in the back. There is no need to turn around. The power to see in the back is imagination.
It's not only the back. If you have an ordinary imagination, you can see yourself even through other people's eyes. How can you see yourself from the viewpoint of others? That would be the starting point of imagination.
After the curtain opens, people are taking seats. There is no such annoying someone. It's okay even if you become small like a mouse, entering secretly. Inside there are such people who enter majestically like a statue, and people who pass through like a firestorm in front of other seats without even saying "excuse me", and people who sit down quietly. Those kind of people, might not be able to see at all, how to see themselves through others. It's a complete lack of imagination.
Well, I think those who are late each have their own reasons, like a traffic jam or a delayed train, or falling outside the front door when wanting to leave. However, if I'm late, I'll wait in the lobby until the next intermission, even if for instance the ushers say it's okay to go inside. Or I'll watch standing in the very back of the audience. That's the general rule. At least I have made it a principle of mine.
Extending their long backs at random/immoderately, and also sitting in an exceptionally high seat is the pattern of people who don't have eyes in the back. I have no intention of complaining about the length of other people's torsos, because when it comes to the length of torsos, I'm also confident about my body type. But, how much will my head be in the way for the people in the seats behind me. Someone who understands that quickly, and who considers keeping the head down as much as possible, has an ordinary imagination.

'Amano Yûkichi's field of words' by Amano Yûkichi
publiches by Madoka Shuppan


I can't even begin to say how Japanese this text is, the way he's wording his sentences and  explaining so very metaphorically and indirectly about being considerate towards others. After all condisering other's feelings (often more than your own) is such a big part of Japanese culture and their minds.
feeling: accomplishedaccomplished