Because of the new and unwelcome mundanity of our lives, reading an exciting book and being to mentally leave the house can be a healthy distraction and make all the difference in our mindset moving forward.
In Jinbocho, Tokyo, you’ll find cramped used bookstores that sell 17th century text about Samurai culture, taboo novels in which the narrator is the devil, or classic 80s movie posters with Japanese text.
The story centers around the main character, John Matherson’s, experience during the attack. Quicker than a lightening strike, John’s phone call is cut short by the explosion of a nuclear war head over central United States.
I understand that the likelihood of this happening is impossible to say, but it hurts a little less if I push those logically-sourced thoughts of mine deep into my mind, and let myself believe, even for just another moment, that we’ll be together once more.