Setting up the tripod, adjusting the camera horizontally and vertically, just when I turn the focus ring delicately at last, I feel as if I touch the world gently.
I wonder if I may be healed not so little by the gentle motion of my own hand. I wonder if I may be healed not so little by the gentle motion of my own hand. When I touch something gently, the gentleness is not only for the object but also for myself.
Here I would like to write about the first part.
For if the focus ring is turned a little too much, the screen image becomes a bit out of focus, it must be turned delicately.
I suppose that the delicate gentle motion of my hand causes gentleness in my mind.
There, I found an interesting story in an interview by Shigesato ITOI and Prof. Yuji IKEGAYA. （https://www.1101.com/ikegaya2010/2010-10-06.html）
It’s about the experimental report that test subjects felt more funny when they read comics keeping their mouth pronouncing ‘ee’ than ‘woo’.
“The brain is isolated from the outside and it cannot recognize the outside by itself. The brain can recognize the outside only through the body. So, the brain makes a reasonable answer that the comic is funny based on two pieces of information, one is smiling (mouth pronouncing ‘ee’ ) and the other is reading a comic. The status of the body precedes the interpretation of the brain.” Prof. IKEGAYA said.
If so, I think that it’s not impossible that the gentle motion of one’s hand causes gentleness in one’s mind.
In the movie Nichinichi kore kôjitsu (2018 Japan), a teacher of traditional Japanese tea ceremony tells her student “You must start to learn “form” in Japanese way of tea. The first you learn “form”, the next “mind” accompanies it.”
Our predecessors may have known that the behavior comes first and the mind comes last.