Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
I finally was able to watch this documentary on a flight today and it made me realize how necessary Fred’s message of love, for being just the way you are, is in our current climate. For people of my generation we look back fondly on Mr. Rogers as it reminds us of the joy of childhood and when climbing trees, playing games, taking a trip to the pool and making new friends were the important things. It was when we found the news boring and for “old people.” It was also before the networks tapped into our worst emotions and persuaded us to start disliking each other based on whatever issue might push buttons.
It is the Friday before the Fighter’s Cup which is on Sunday. At rest I’ve mentally prepared myself but during last Saturday’s fights I lost confidence very quickly. The issue is stamina of which I have very little and it depletes quickly when fighting. It is at that point I feel like I’m going to die and just want it to end. I’ve never been mentally strong when it comes to stamina and having to keep going.
いのちの記憶 (Inochi no Kioku)
Lyrics, music and performed by Kazumi Nikaido.
||“Inochi no Kioku” (Uta: Nikaido Kazumi)
||“Memory of Life” (performed by Kazumi Nikaido)
I finally watched the final installment of the Indiana Jones movie series. One of our friend’s little boys is really into Indiana Jones, he wears the hat and carries around a bag everyday. And so, I thought it would be time to introduce my own son to the series. It might have been a tad bit too early however since there is a lot of violence. The other thing is my son is much too young to understand any of the historical references and so had questions every five minutes.
It is 7:14 on Saturday morning, September 2nd, 2017. We are going through a rare heatwave that seems to be occurring more and more here on the coast in Pacifica. You know it will be a hot day when it is already 72 degrees before the sun has even risen. There is no wind and there are no clouds in the sky to offer any form of relief.
For many on the coast there is also no air conditioning so locals as well as people from around the Bay will descend on Pacifica beaches today and Highway 1 will be an absolute mess. Today is also the first day of my son’s first grade Japanese Saturday school. The will leave in about 45 minutes.