読者です 読者をやめる 読者になる 読者になる

小谷周平 「出所後のオナニックな日々」

自分の人生を赤裸々に綴ります。

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16年前にボストンでお世話になったドラマーのデイヴィッドに、ちょっと前にFBで再会した。なので、FBには上げられないが送った英作メールをこれみよがしにここで紹介してみる。悪くはない出来だと思う。

以下、本文。

 

Dear David

 

This is Shuhei.(I changed the spell Shuhei →Schuhei because of influence of German)

It's been ages. I don't know if you still remember me.

So let me explain when and how we met, first.

We met in Boston right after the attack happened because your best friend Percy Jones talked me about you when I was in Japan preparing for going to Boston. At the time we met, you were a instructor of Berklee and I was 19. Now I can imagine I was so little boy that I was troublesome to you. I'm really sorry for that. But I really appreciate that you were so kind to me. One thing I still remember impressively was that at the mourning concert you introduced me to attending everyone in the church.(I couldn't understand what you said all.Understood partly) But felt I was being blessed by you guys there.) Another story was happened while your friends drove us(forgot where...... maybe home). He crashed suddenly to the car running in front. I couldn't also understand how the deal with the victim(not really).It was light accident. But again this is also some kind of special memory. Laugh.

Now. Can you remember me? If not, I put a portrait picture to help with that.

 

After going home from Boston, I got into National University in Japan. My major wasn't music. While Staying there I had been Germany to study music for a year as a exchange student.After Graduating, I started working as a care worker for elderly and disabled.

Since in University I began to play Jazz changing my main instrument from the bass to the guitar. I still play in a gig only sometimes a year. I have also experienced life in prison for a year because I did bad thing because of heavy depression. I'll explain or excuse that for some other time.

 

Well, thanx for your reading these sudden long sentences.

I also want to know how your life there is these days. I'm looking forward to your replying.

 

Sincerely and many thanks

Schuhei

 

デイヴィッドからはすぐに返事が来た。あっさりした再開だった。しかし、小谷には次の目標があって、いつかステージで共演したいのである。そんな日のために今日もギターを練習しようと思います。