Friday, October 30, 2009

remembrances and promises.

off and on i've been watching episodes from this japanese tv series from the 1970s, called zatoιchi (the blind swordsman).

today i thought about one particular episode from season 1: "A Memorial Day And The Bell Of Life."

despite being blind, ichι always remembers one particular day of the year and a promise he made, long ago, to a dearly departed one. i won't spoil the rest of the episode for you.

as for why i remember,

today is also a very memorable day,
for me and for metric analysts, anyway.

two years ago, when i first heard the news, it was 3:00 or 4:00pm. the timing was terrible: i had to rush quickly to student analysis seminar and introduce the speaker.

afterwards i went to my office, closed the door, and didn't know what to do.

duties are duties: i have to go and teach now. then i have to work .. and there is a promise i made.

it's about time i finish that preprint and submitted it. the advisor had asked me to do so, in what seems like a long time ago.

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