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DIARY: ASAGI - 2006/10/07 
October 16th, 2006 - 4:34pm
You Dumbass!
ASAGI - 2006/10/07


It has become October. The autumn rain continues, in this season when trees and plants are colored in an autumn palette. I really like it.
Speaking of which, the harvest moon happens on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese calendar, so this year it fell on October 6th, didn't it? I thought it would be nice to see it this year... unfortunately, I haven't been paying much attention to the weather.

After a safe finish to recording, we are now just waiting for [the new album] to be perfected. Unusually, I had a few days off in the beginning of October.
That being the case, I decided on going shopping aimlessly in Daikanyama, and leisurely drank some wine over the course of my outing. I had mentioned my trouble sleeping in one of my columns recently, and I received some letters with your methods of curing it. So using those as a guide, I decided to do some experimenting.
Thanks to this, I have expanded my tastes a little! Thank you. In one amongst these there was "brandy in hot milk". But seeing as I only had Godiva liqueur instead of brandy, I tried it that way. It was rather good.
It goes without mention to what extent I've been drinking alcohol recently. It's been a good-spirited reaffirmation of a sort (laughs).
As for wine, I like red, rose, then white. I especially like sparkling wine (champagne and the like). I have always enjoyed wines with a mellowing fragrance, and not drinking it in large amounts. Half a glass is a satisfying, to me. One, maybe two small pieces of a delicious cheese is sufficient to go along with it.

And what should I do in the rain today but go out to see my cat, who has been hospitalized since yesterday.
At the time of encountering Donna he seemed a perfectly handsome cat, not seeming of his age. In addition, it has been nearly 10 years since our first encounter, and they have been lovely years.
It was exactly autumn when I met him. At that time I did not have Chimi... so between my absences, Mie was probably lonely all alone in the house, when she could have a friend, I had thought.
It was at that time that I had a chance meeting with Donna along the street.
At the time, I hadn't known that he would be the animal to fulfill that need. For several years I actually believed that he was most certainly female, from his figure and behavior (laughs). Later at the hospital, I was surprised when they informed me that he was male.
As for the chance of him being a house cat, he was very thin, his fur was dirty, and had no collar. He was certainly a street cat... I thought, but, perhaps... perhaps? Or perhaps not... ah.
His voice had an endearing soft high tone, and he had a gentle character. That cat truly has a personality. If I were to try taking in another child¹, there wouldn't ever be one with that same face or personality.
Until now he hasn't been sick, but now he has become very ill with urethral calcus.
I worried that there might chance he could lose his life... but partly due to the fact that I got him to the hospital early enough, somehow he has safely returned home!
The Master, having three animals to care for, felt confident at that point in time!
But this story is not just about a cat, but also of fads and the growth process... about not thinking of the lifespan of a pet as that of a short-lived toy. The number of people who abuse or abandon animals is on the rise.
Do such people not understand that abandoning a pet may lead to its death? Or do they release them even while understanding this?
I feel that animals are our joy and sorrow. Chimi is still young, and Mie and Donna are both in good health, but I know someday I will have to part with them. Until the last day comes, until each of those precious small lives run out, I would like to be by their side.

Ah! So, at last the date for arrival of the "Corvinus" perfume has been decided! So many orders were made. I'm sorry for not being able to easily get it into the hands of the people who ordered it, as well as for the long wait.
To the people that it cannot be delivered to at this time because of the limitation, it is expected to be ready sometime in October, so please wait a short time.
Oh, have you read the newest issue of Mad Tea Party Magazine yet? My novel, "The Crown of Roses" will be published in it as a series... And because it has a misprint, I will borrow some space here to make a correction.
Page 68, level 1, line 30. "Isn't it probably in order to stop staring at things you don't want to see?" became "Isn't it probably in order to stop grilling to death the things you don't want to see?". Grilling to death... yeah (laughs).
Laying aside the fact that I shouldn't have been unaware of the of proofreading process, it was a regrettable mistake, and I laughed a little. I will check with dedication from now on.

Lastly. Already, the Mad Tea Party in August marked the end of that series of lives. And the release of the new album, "Tafel Anatomie", draws closer. In addition, the nationwide oneman tour of surging waves² and in-store events are also beginning. Also, our motivation as D is just right.
To the heaven-sent children of the rose from all parts of the country, may your spirit be trembling in expectation!!!



¹ – Probably obvious, but he calls his cats his "children".
² – Seems to be a way of saying something akin to "super badass" in Japanese?


Source:

10月になりました。秋雨は続いていますが、緑が紅葉に色づくこの季節、僕はとても好きです。
そういえば去年の旧暦の8/15にも書いたのですが、今年の中秋の名月は10/6でしたね。今年も見られるといいなと思っていたのですが、生憎天候に見舞われなかったようで残念でした。

無事レコーディングも終え、あとは完成を待つのみという段階になり、10月の頭に珍しく2~3日オフがありました。
なので、代官山にふらりと買い物へ行ってみたり、ワインをゆっくりと頂いてみたりしました。某コラムで不眠だと言っていたのですが、改善する方法を手紙で何パターンも教えて頂いたのでそれを試したりもしました。
お陰様で少~し改善されました!ありがとう。その中のひとつに「ホットミルクにブランデー」というのがありましたが、ブランデーの代わりにGODIVAのリキュールを頂いていたので数滴足らして飲んでみましたが中々良かったです。
最近お酒はほとんどと言っていいほど口にしていなかったのですが、たまにはいいなと再確認できました(笑)。
あとワインなのですが、赤、ロゼ、白の順で好きです。スパークリングワイン(シャンパン等)も割と好きですね。元々ワインは芳醇なる香りを楽しむものなので、量をたくさん飲むのではなく、グラスに半分を満たす程度。それに一切れ、二切れほどの美味しいチーズがあれば充分ですね。

そして本日雨の中僕は何をしてたかというと、昨日から入院していたお猫様を病院にお迎えに行ってきました。
ドナは出会った時には充分立派な成猫だったので正確な年齢はわかりません。その上、最初の出会いからもう10年近く経っているのでもうけっこうな年なのでしょう。
彼との出会いはちょうど秋でした。その頃まだチミはいなくて、家にいたのはミーだけで僕が留守の間寂しいだろうからミーに友達ができたらな、と思っていた頃でした。
そんな時、道で偶然出会ったのがドナでした。
出会った頃は「既に去勢済みの雄」とは知らず、その容姿振る舞いからてっきり雌だと信じて数年間過ごしていました(笑)。後に病院で雄だと知らされた時はそれはそれは驚きました…。(開いた口が塞がらないとはこのことでしょう)
飼い猫にしては痩せていて毛並みが結構汚れていたし首輪もなかったので、てっきり野良だと…思っていたのですが、でも、もしかすると…もしかしたかもしれません…あぁ。
声は柔らかなハイトーンボイスで人懐こく穏やかな性格。しかし、それ故にストレスをうまく解放できずに溜め込む部分もあったり…。猫といえど、本当に性格があるのです。どの子をとってみても同じ顔、同じ性格の子はいません。
でも今まで病気といった病気もせずここまで来てくれたのですが、今回猫が最もよくなる病気のひとつ「尿道結石」になってしまいました。
これはミーが以前よくなっていた病気で、ドナは一度もならなくて(雄のほうがなりやすいらしいです)安心していたのですが初めてなってしまいました。
ひどくなると尿毒症で命を落とすこともあるので心配だったのですが、早めに病院へ行ったこともあり、なんとか無事に帰ってきてくれました!
動物に限らずですが病院は医師の良し悪し、医療費の差がダイレクトに出てくるので選ぶのには慎重にならねばなりませんね。
今の先生は3匹共診てもらったことある信頼のおける先生なのでその点は安心できました!
それから猫だけの話ではないですが、流行や成長過程、寿命も考えずペットを一時の玩具のように扱い、虐待そして捨てる人が増えているそうです。
そういった人達はペットを見放す=死ということを理解していないのでしょうか。それとも理解した上で見放す、または保健所へ一度は愛したはずのペットを連れて行くのでしょうか。
動物といえど喜びも悲しみも、感情は存在します。チミはまだ若いですが、ミーもドナも元気そうにしてはいますがいつか別れは来るでしょう。僕はそのいつか必ずやって来てしまう最期の日まで、愛する小さな命が尽き果てるまで、側にいてあげたいと思います。

あ!そういえば、やっと「Corvinus」の香水の入荷が決まりました!せっかくたくさんのお申し込みを頂いているのに、中々お手元に届かない状態が延々と続いてごめんなさい。
今回も数に限りがありますのでお届けできない方々もでてきますが、10月中頃までには入荷予定なのでもう少しだけ待ってて下さいね。
あと、最新号のMTPM06はもう読んで頂けましたか?その中で連載してる僕の小説「薔薇の宝冠」なのですが…誤字がありましたので、この場をお借りして訂正させて頂きたいと思います。
68Pの1段目30行目。「“見たくないもの”を凝視してしまわないようにだろうか?」が「“見たくないもの”を焼死してしまわないようにだろうか?」になっておりました…焼死…うーん…(笑)。
編集チェックした際に気付かなかった僕がいけないのですが、ミスがあり残念という前にちょっと笑ってしまいました。これからは更に入念にチェックを心がけたいと思います。

最後に。もうすぐ8月末のMTP以来1ヶ月半ぶりのライヴですね。そして約1年ぶりのNew Album「Tafel Anatomie」の発売もまもなくです。それに加えて怒濤の全国ワンマンツアー、インストアイベントも始まりますね。僕たちDのやる気も充分です。
全国各地の愛しき薔薇の申し子よ、心震わせ待っていなさい!!!
Comments 
January 21st, 2007 - 6:09pm (UTC)
Thanks so much for translating this all diarys entries ^___^