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Diary Entry 1981-41: Here’s My Chance

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# Here’s My Chance

The Godowsky family is gone.
I sent a Christmas card to Gould finally thanking him for the record he gave me.
Immediately, I started with moving preparations. I searched real estate agencies and newspaper advertisements for possible places to move to, and visited one place after another.

In between these activities, I made a diner and invited over my former landlady, Mrs. Liang and some friends. They frolicked as if this were some kind of an expedition.
During the diner Mrs. Liang said, “When we were helping you move in, that person just sat there looking at us while we carried your things. I remember thinking, what a strange person this is – why isn’t she helping us.”
“ That is not something a nouveau riche wife would do, isn’t it.” I told my friend. “Mrs. Godowsky immediately asked me, ‘What nationality is that tall, good looking woman?’ When I told her you were a Chinese, she said, ‘I took a fancy to her because she is an unusual Chinese, not wearing any pomade or glasses’.”

Mrs. Liang, with her big eyes that are free of glasses, is very happy to hear she made a good impression on a person she spoke ill of.

It seems that small eyes and glasses of East Asian people made a deep impression on Mrs. Godowsky.
Lisa, too, said, “My dad and my mum and I and my sister also, we all have big eyes. Japanese and Chinese have small eyes, and they have to wear glasses because they can’t see. You, Mako, also wear glasses because your eyes are small.”



#Numerology

A Japanese acquaintance of mine also joined us.
I told her, “Since I heard this house number was 9, I thought there were probably many sick people here. Number nine is good in connection with arts, but it is not a good number for people who don’t use their brains too much.”

“How about numbers in my home address?” he asked.
“Since there is a zero in 160, it’s a good number. I interpret zero as 360°. An old Indian mathematician discovered zero. He was a Brahman mathematician and he abstracted the concept of absence, expressing it as ‘zero’.
McLuhan says that ‘zero’ acquired attributes of ‘infinity’ in the
Renaissance painting when ‘perspective’ and ‘vanishing point’ were very popular.
In ancient Egypt the use of perspective was forbidden because it was considered a ‘blasphemy against gods’.

The concept of ‘zero’ means ‘nothingness’ and ‘endlessness’. For example, when we observe a certain thing from one position, we can see only a part of our object of observation. But if we circle around it and view it from different angles, we can grasp completely different aspects of that object (even if we’re talking about flowers and trees in a garden). I believe that the 360° as I feel it enables us to reach more easily the way of thinking that is close to the perspective of the God’s. I personally, however, have virtually no karmic connection with “zero”.

Malevich brilliantly laid out a philosophy based on ‘zero’. It is the philosophy that includes emotions to a lesser extent than Nietzsche’s and is easy to understand. Malevich established philosophical school of Suprematism. Apropos Suprematism, I can explain ‘Zarathustra’ using geometric figures of a circle and a triangle.

Just like a circle and a triangle in the ‘Ballet Mécanique’. When it comes to a triangle, in ‘Joseph and His Brothers’ Thomas Mann abruptly gives an explanation of a triangle in Egypt. Joseph’s ascendants several times emphasize he was born as a Virgo. They are undoubtedly saying that as a Virgo whose primary star is Mercury he excels at communication. Joseph’s skilled tongue emerges as a topic many times over. Actually, my first zodiac sign is Virgo and I have Mercury in it.

I did fortunetelling for Gould as well. I am looking forward to telling him what I found out once we meet. The number I feel connected with Gould is ‘32’. The number of his old house was 32. He was born in 1932. He stopped performing at concerts when he was 32. When I am reading about his life, number 32 appears frequently. In Joyce’s Ulysses, number ‘32’ appears 11 times in total. This is because synesthesists have great interest in numbers.”

“Oh, that is so interesting. When I was buying my current house, the house number was decisive in my decision to take it. When my father came to Canada he took Canadian driving license. I was quite surprised when I saw number 160 was the number of his driving license.”

“I have special connections with numbers 72 and 27, as well as 916 and 78.”

“Can you please also tell me about the compatibility between my wife and me?”
I am someone who is self-learned and am very good at numerology, so the atmosphere livened up when I started talking about it.

For Christmas, I ate a tasty ox tongue the Polish housekeeper made and left for me. I was surrounded by heavenly aroma, probably from the herbs she used when preparing the dish.

Translated by Saiko   




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