The courage to float is because life and death are lined up
back to back... Within the vast cosmos and all that is
related to it, you are playing hopscotch.
Whilst your dance may not be recognized now, if someone in 1,000 or
10,000 years were to acknowledge it, then it will have been born. But if
your dance is forever unrelated to anyone, it is useless.
Knees. Are you taking care of your knees or not? Are you taking
care of your joints or not? The heart also had joints, it didn’t just
push with rhythm. The heart also had joints. The heart’s rhythm
changes moment by moment.
Kazuo OHNO, Keiko no kotoba
Workshop Words, Tokyo: Film Art, 1997.
|The soul becomes ashes. Its breath spills down my body. I also breathe.
My soul spreads out across the vast sky, then becomes ashes and falls.
photo: H. Tsukamoto
photo: Naoya Ikegami 1977
Translated by John Solt