The final day of HPAC. A concert of Italian cuisine, arias, and a classically absconded J-pop. 40 seconds into sizzling steaks, we started the William Tell Overture; the soprano singing Violetta's arias told the host that she liked pizza and pasta, and of course wine, before delivering her performance; the fork as a modern eating utensil was thoroughly examined.
It was a surreal afternoon. A sudden and strange farewell to the space shared by so many people who have been with us this past year and the years before I existed in Japan. Amazing that we have arrived at this point in time.