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人は年に何回、年を忘れたら生きていけるのだろうか

2022-12-20

忘年会の季節である。かくいう閑関も毎週、何かと理由をつけて誰かと酒を呑んでいる。その都度その都度、忘年会と称している。今年は何度、年を忘れたら気が済むのだろう。

考えてみると、きっと、忘年会とは神事なのだろう。今年たまった諸々のケガレを酒で禊いでいるのだ。今年の記憶を洗い流して、文字通りまっさらな気持ちで新しい年を迎える。

人間、生きていれば色々とある。今年一年をとっても色々とあった。人は忘れることで生きていける。何を何回忘れたら生きていけるのだろうか。今年もいよいよ指折りで数えることができる。


It is the season of year-end parties. Every week, for one reason or another, I also has a drink with someone. Each time he calls it a year-end party. I wonder how many times I will forget the year this year.

Thinking about it, a year-end party is probably a Shinto ritual. It is a way to purify the various injuries that have accumulated this year by washing away the memories of this year with sake. The memories of this year are washed away, and the new year is literally welcomed with a clean slate.

If one lives, many things happen. Even this past year, there were many things that happened. We can live by forgetting. How many times do we have to forget before we can live? I can finally count on my fingers this year.