Kato, are you thinking that you've witten a love letter?
Well..., what do you think, Diane?
I'm asking you, dodo.
Look at the tiny chap below:
Whenever I write you a note, I feel like this chap, you know. Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha...
Diane, you sound sarcastic---if not encouraging. He, he, he, he, he ...
Aa I wrote, you should get out of the library and go to the beach, then you'll find your favorite Marilyn-Monroe look-alike, I suppose.
Do you really think so, Diane?
Yes, I believe so.
Oh, well..., I'll certainly skip to the English Bay on the next sunny day.
Please do...you look pale these days while staying in the library as if you were confined in a jail.
Oh, yes, I'll take your advice. By the way, Diane, talking about the relationship between Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre, I absolutely agree with you. Oh, yes, more face-to-face interactions and time spent in nature would probably do far more for us than anything virtual could ever do.
Do you really agree on that?
Yes, most definitely. You're absolutely right. Especially the young people in Canada as well as in Japan are growing progressively more obese, living in a virtual world and staring at the computer screen all the time. Those kids look like a bunch of fat pigs on the keyboards.
Kato, you're almost copying the life style of such an obese kid.
No, I'm not, Diane. Look at me! I'm not as fat as one of those obese computer nerds. I'm like a skinny Socrates, you know. He, he, he, he, he ...
As far as obesity is concerned, you're for sure like a skinny scarecrow. :) But It seems to me, Kato, you live in a virtual world.
You definitely need more face-to-face interactions. And spend more time in a natural world.
I agree with you, Diane, in general. Yet, I would say, people tend to spend meaningless hours, chit-chating on end. They say, they're having a good time, but when the party is over, they often realize deep inside that they've wasted valuable time in life. Have you ever thought like that, Diane?
Well..., yes, once in a while I feel like that. Meeting some stupid guys in a topsy-turvy party, I felt obliged to talk to some of those morons, though they didn't interest me in any way at all. In such a noisy and monotonous party, I would probably waste my time. It would be better off if I read one of life-improving yoga pages on the net.
You see, Diane. Talking about a seemingly happy couple, they don't really understand each other, even though both of them have face-to-face interactions everyday.
Kato, do you know such a couple?
Oh, yes, I do. I'll show you a most illustrious couple here. Please read the following excerpt:
Unbelievable! Kato, I can hardly believe this!
Well, any couple tend to know each other quite well. Yet, deep inside, they seldom know their partner, though they have plenty of face-to-face interactions, as Sana Klaric and husband Adnan showed in the above episode.
Yes, you're right in a sense.
The funny thing is that people get along with very well in the chatroom on the net.
Why is that?
Well, I'd say, people tend to more sincere and straight-forward on the net. Don't you think so, Diane?
Well, yes and no... As I said, more face-to-face interactions in a real would probably do far more for us than anything virtual could ever do.
But look at Sana and Adnan, who went bad in a real world and found a soulmate in a virtual world. As far as Sana and Adnan are concerned, they are an ideal couple on the net.
Yes, that's true.
So, some people get even happier on the net. Don't you think so, Diane?
Well..., I'm not too sure.
Look at Mr. Rochester and Jane Eyre, for instance.
You see, Diane, Mr. Rochester and Jane had face-to-face interactions in half dream and half reality, without knowing it.
half dream and half reality?
Yes, that's it. For Jane Eyre, Mr. Rochester created a virtual world where the reality was hidden on purpose. So, in the virtual world, Mr. Rochester and Jane fell in love and seemed to be such an ideal couple as Sana and Adnan were on the net.
What is the reality?
That ghost-like woman in the above episode was not Grace Poole, but Mr. Rochester's mad wife, whom he hid intentionally. And as soon as Jane Eyre came to know the mad wife, Jane broke up with Mr. Rochester and escaped from Thornfield Hall.
The funny thing is that Jane accepted the virtual world at the end and got married with Mr. Rochester, and then the couple lived happily ever after unlike Sana and Adnan.
But, Kato, "Jane Eyre" is a fiction after all.
Yes, that's right, Diane. But the fiction tells us that face-to-face interactions in a virtual world sometimes create a great deal of happiness as Mr. Rochester and Jane show at the end.
So, Kato, you belive in the net world, don't you?
Yes, I do. And you seemed to agree on this point because you admitted:
■"Catherine de Medici"
■"Catherine the Great"
■"I wish you were there!"
■"Jane Eyre Again"
■"Jane Eyre in Vancouver"
■"Jane Eyre Special"
■"Love & Death of Cleopatra"
■"Spiritual Work or What?"
■"What a coincidence!"
■"Wind and Water"
■"Yoga and Happiness"
■"You're in a good shape"
■"Net Travel & Jane"
■ 『ちょっと変わった 新しい古代日本史』
■ 『 ○ 笑う者には福が来る ○ 』