July 31st, 2013

hasui rain

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Two early mornings-- one begun with a 6:30 am phone call-- have made me a zombie.

Also the weather is-- not really autumnal, but that summer-gone-cool thing that's like a Disneyland version of autumn. Or maybe what I think of as ersatz autumn is actually the end of summer topos: cooler nights, drier days, baroque grey and white clouds gilded with sun. Sometimes September looks like that, mostly it doesn't. What it's *not* is anything I associate with July, even abnormally cool Julys. Which this is not either. No need to turn the furnace on at night, as one did sometimes back in the '60s.

But reading Kirin no Tsubasa on nights like that with my ward map of Tokyo open beside it takes me back, twenty years, to late summer of '93: cicadas singing, great cloudscapes seen from my newly purchased bicycle, and the wonder that was my first days in fandom.
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