If there is one thing that living in Japan has gifted me with, it is a renewed belief in the idea of reincarnation.
Trends, fashions, old ways of thinking, even people: everything old will become new again.
- Trends? Music was at one point solely purchased on “records”.
- Fashions? People used to work really hard in order to put the right kind of holes in their jeans? Now? They can get that shit at Target.
- Old ways of thinking? People who look differently than you, act differently than you, live differently than you, are against the “Natural Order” of god’s will and should be punished. (FYI: I’m not down with that way of thinking. If you must know, as a rule, I believe that everyone is an asshole until they prove me wrong).
People? Yes, that one can seem a bit nebulous.
However, it is generally put “right” every time I look at my son, and am reminded of the fact that he is a smaller, better, but not as good looking version of myself.