Fortune in. Evils in, too.

Takeshi Umehara



"A creator cannot do a good job if he/she does not have a sort of demon inside him/her," says the philosopher. The demon may be an evil spirit that laughs scornfully at narrow-minded calculation, a dead person who left grudge or an uncanny alien. In any case, we cannot create anything unless we keep ourselves open to things that well up violently from inside in confusion. From "Decrepitude and Philosophy."


February 3, 2016

from “Oriori no Kotoba” by Kiyokazu Washida, The Asahi Shimbun