cloud
my father used to take me for a drive when I was a child
one day while driving, I insisted that I rode on clouds
I really believed that mountainous clouds of summer sky could take me on board
okay, my father said, and drove to a mountain
seeing from the bottom, there were those clouds covered the top of the mountain
but when we got the top, I found out there's just mist filled all around
"those mists are the true clouds,"
my father told me, seeing disappointment appeared in my face
then he inflated a plastic bag with the air and made a balloon
"you can bring this back for mom,"
we went back with a plastic bag balloon filled with clouds


くものり
父親とドライブ中「雲にのりたい」とせがんだことがあった
僕がまだ8歳のころだ
もくもくしてる夏の立体的な雲に一度でいいから乗ってみたかったのだ
「ちょうどあの山に雲がかかってるから」と言って、父親はそちらへ車を走らせた
しかし山の上に到着すると、そこにはもくもくした雲などなく一面をモヤがつつんでいた
僕はとてもがっかりした
「これが雲なんだよ」父親はそう言いながら、あたりの空気をビニール袋にいれて風船を作った
「母さんへのおみやげな」
そう言って袋いっぱいに詰まった雲を持って家に帰った

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'Kumonori Hapiko' 雲のり(2011)
 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36"
91 x 91 cm


'Kumonori efiL' (2011)
 
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36"
91 x 91 cm