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2023年10月25日 (水)

Rose petals in the canyon

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'Writing, I said to a friend, is like dropping a stone into a deep well and waiting for the splash. No, he replied, it is like dropping a rose petal into the Grand Canyon and waiting for the bang'. (1)

Now, this is how I could throw in a single petal, too. Let's wait for the explosion slowly, shall we?

 May 2004
                                          Hokari Minoru(保刈 実)

(1)  Greg Dening, Readings/ Writings, Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press, 1998, pp.xix-xx
※Minoru Hokari passed away in Melbourne on 10 May 2004, a few days after this book was drafted. (Ochanomizu Shobo editorial department)

Above,
 Minoru Hokari, Radical Oral History - Historical Practices of the Australian Indigenous Apolligini, Iwanami Gendai Bunko/ Academic 380, Iwanami Shoten, 2018, pp.314-315, 'Afterword by the author'.
Adapted from.

The above was taught from
Koji Ogawa, What is World History - For "Historical Practice" -, Iwanami Shinsho, Series Historical Synthesis wo Manabu (3), Iwanami Shoten 2023, p.32,.

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