2019年1月16日水曜日

夕日/sunset

相模湖の4時ちょっと過ぎくらいの夕日。とても綺麗でした。It was gorgeous sunset about 4pm at Sagami lake in Kanazawa.

明日は森のテラスで13:30からソロピアノやっています。2月はテラスがしまっているのでお休み。3月も未定。テラスの横の階段から見える夕焼けも綺麗なのです。お時間のある方は是非。I'll play piano at Mori-no-terrace, Sengawa, Chofu tomorrow afternoon from 1:30pm. They will close whole February and we don't know about March yet, so tomorrow will be first solo piano in this year and 2nd one will be on April, at least, hopefully. Please come to listen.

久しぶりにビリーホリデー聴いたら心地よかった。誰も真似できないなあ。イギリスの亡くなってしまった若い歌手、エイミーワインハウスさんを初めて聴いた時、ちょっと似てるかな、と思ったけれど、どっちもオリジナルだなあ、と改めて思いました。
I was listening some of Verve recordings by Billie Holiday. She sang standards, not dark one, like "Stars fell on Alabama"etc. She's such an ORIGINAL, no copies exist, impossibly unique and so touching. When I heard Amy Winehouse, her voice reminds me Billie Holiday little bit, but they are so original in their own sryle, I was sure again while listening those recordings. I love both of  them, it’s sad we are not able to see their live performance any more.

Usually I forgot how grateful to be healthy and to be able to enjoy our daily foods. The ordinary is the most extraordinary. Even we're facing high mountain which we don't know how high it is, we can just start with first single step, one by one,  we go forward.

2019年1月2日水曜日

diary

I woke up very early yesterday, the first day of this year. I stayed in bed though, read few books. "Mori wa Ikiteiru"(I don't know the English title, it's a russian play by Samuil Marshak), few short stories from Kenji Miyazaka and some random chapter of "The little Prince" by Saint-Exupery. I love those stories, some are my childhood favorite and some are my latest favorite. It reminds me what is important in life and what is NOT important for my life(which I have to remember, for sure) . I was so happy soaking in reading and it was really good start of this year, I guess.

2019年1月1日火曜日

Happy newyear 2019!

Happy new year ! I Wish you all have happy and peaceful year:)  
明けましておめでとうございます。皆さんにたくさんの幸せがありますよう!