27/7/05 32 °C
the day after i met jo, the australian flatmate which will became the great friend he is.
we had an italian coffee, just to start the day in a nice way...
i knew that after one week my japanese course will start and i wanted to be a tourist before sank on the japanese life!
after studied the subway (is a real study, if you get lost in the tokyo`s subway could be a serious problem), i took my bag, set my misic,placebo, jeff buckely, muse,cake..i pressed play and the pearl jam started to sing..
to go to the station it was a nice walk, almost ten min walkin, but just eight if you walk trough the graveyard..is very different from the normal idea of cemetery..is like a park, open twentyfour hours, wiht people doing jogging in, walking dogs, reading books and light up incense of the tomb while, wiht the rest of the family, they`re having a picnic..amazing.
i took the train and i went straight to the imperial palace in the hearth of tokyo.
i`ve been studying japanese history in hte last 4 years, for personale pleasure or for university. I know almost everything about that:emperors, shogun, wars and battles but, from your desk in the opposite side of the world is a totally different feelings.
just infront hte main entrance of the castle, there`s a huge, huge, huge square,full of small white stones. is impossible to see the castle from the outside because the high trees where it`s hide in, for the walls and for the torrente floating all around.
"doughter" in my ears was the only sound comining. It seemed that the time never moved from thwthousands years ago..it didn`t matter of the cars running just infront of it or the subway rushing under my feet..that place is never been touched from the stream of the historical events..it was like the palace was lying on a leave,peacefully and annything seemd to disturb His quiet, never in centuries!
i came from a country full of history at every corner, my city, rome, his an aliving history book, but in such way She changed her "shape"..it became part of the normal life and everyone there seems to have missed what happend n the last three thousands years!
here was different. the Castle was still there, without no power,surrended to the political choices and to the epire,the same one that once kneeld infront of his look, but you can still feel the grat authority and breath the energy his briks have.
sorry if i`m being melodrammatic, but it`s exactly what i felt there.
i came back home with a bottle of wine to drink with jo and breandan. we talked about eachother`s life, laughd...then the joint started to have effect , isaid "good night guys, see you tomorrow"
...and so to everybody now...goodnight