8月 21, 2012 § 1件のコメント
over forty years ago,
this set of power tools were purchased by my father
at shinjuku’s isetan.
at the time, it was not an inexpensive purchase and
he had his parents help to acquire them.
he made furniture for the then newly weds’ home.
it was also the beginning of what seemed to me a part of
some magical trinity.
as a young child,
there was nothing that my father could not make.
almost everything in my room was made by him.
the shelf, the desk, a chair, the bed frame,
and my red swing.
the interior of the shop too
was in large part constructed with these tools.
my father gave me my own power drill several years back.
its reliable and even has the now norm option of going cordless.
though i care for it,
its not quite like this old friend.
i recently had the opportunity of checking in with this drill.
i met it with the same gusto that it had responded with in the past
but i smelled a faint indication of hard focused work over the years from its motor.
i am happy to report that its still going-
just at a different speed.