"Yoru no Okite" takes us to the sky (or to hell) to accompany the delirium of a man who is assassinated. A different take on a spirit who is adrift after being murdered. This restless spirit takes us on a surreal journey through death, the after life, and back to the land of the living again.
It's a deep tale about a man who once sunk so far into the dark sides of society that people arrive at his house, shoot him, and then nonchalantly walk away. So far into the depths that he urinates blood, and eats other men's arms. Even far enough that h goes fully savage, not caring about societal rules at all anymore, and smokes inside his hospital too. YOU CAN'T DO THAT! IT'S AGAINST THE RULES! YOU CAN'T SMOKE IN A HOSPITAL!
mal really wants me to put more text into this so here's an excerpt from moby dick: What is it, what nameless, inscrutable, unearthly thing is it; what cozening, hidden lord and master, and cruel, remorseless emperor commands me; that against all natural lovings and longings, I so keep pushing, and crowding, and jamming myself on all the time; recklessly making me ready to do what in my own proper, natural heart, I durst not so much as dare? Is Ahab, Ahab? Is it I, God, or who, that lifts this arm? But if the great sun move not of himself; but is as an errand-boy in heaven; nor one single star can revolve, but by some invisible power; how then can this one small heart beat; this one small brain think thoughts; unless God does that beating, does that thinking, does that living, and not I. By heaven, man, we are turned round and round in this world, like yonder windlass, and Fate is the handspike. And all the time, lo! that smiling sky, and this unsounded sea!
Who’s to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar?
It is a mild, mild wind, and a mild looking sky; and the airs smells now, as if it blew from a far-away meadow; they have been making hay somewhere under the slopes of the Andes, Starbuck, and the mowers are sleeping among the new-mown hay.read more