I can only say why I wanted to make the movie: to convey what I love about Tokyo and visiting the city. It’s about moments in life that are great but don’t last. They don’t go on, but you always have the memory and they have an effect on you. That’s what I was thinking about.
Sofía Coppola (via filmingtheworld)
"The Loch Ness Monster’s Song" by Edwin Morgan
I wish I could write like that! —CM
I didn’t discover this until I was deep in revisions for Swamp Song, but this is close to what I wanted for the feel of the book. It was, and continued to stay, something very different instead. It’s squishy—hardly any edge at all (unless, of course, I’m so edgey that the degree of edge of the story just didn’t register to me). I’ve come to believe, in unraveling a story from within yourself, that we’re born with a certain caliber of story to tell. We have stories waiting inside. And I’m only left to wonder if, once I’ve told those I was born with, no others will come or I will start to tell the kind of story that I’d design. —CM