When I was a child, I would often see ants crawling around the outside and inside of my house. They even hid in food with me mistakenly eating them on many occasions. If I was off guard for a second they bit me on the shin or backside. With pain distorted on my face I squashed them with revenge then they counteracted with their strong smell that I remember to this day.
Recently I heard it said that “reality was the most suspicious”. I have tried to deal with “reality” in my recent thesis, but I couldn’t think of any correct explanations. Still now, this part of my research remains blank. Indeed, the word “reality” doesn’t present a veritable or true “reality”.
I don’t want to mention “reality” when I describe the cycle of the seasons or the subtleties of human nature. I just want to feel everything that happens in the moment within our five senses. Although depicting ants may not have anything to do with “reality” for others it represents a strong “reality” for me.
The renowned novelist Kenzaburo Oe posed us the question “Shall I tell you the truth?”. Ultimately all we can do is continue to ask about “the false-truth” in regard to “the real truth”.
Misa Narikiyo Jan, 2005