There is a Japanese movie called <Every Day is a Good Day>, based on the prose book <Every Day is a Good Day>. The main character in his twenties learns the tea ceremony and realizes the meaning of life. While learning the tea ceremony, you can’t get a job, you break up with the person you promised to marry, and your father suddenly dies. It’s worth quitting, but keep learning.
■ Repetition, until the meaning flows from the head to the body
Japanese tea ceremony has too many rules. It is difficult to enter the tea room with a water pot in the kitchen. After opening about 7 doors with your left hand, open the rest with your right hand. Bring the water jar around your chest and come in, keep your elbows on your waist and hold your fingers neatly so that the water doesn’t shake.
When entering a room, you should step with your left foot first. You have to walk one tatami in six steps. Never step on the tatami area. The method of wiping the teacup with a tea towel is also strict. Stretch the long end of the towel, fold it forward three times, fold it wide once again, cover it face down, and place it in the glass. Ask them to hold a towel in one hand and write the hiragana character ‘ゆ’ (yu) inside the cup.
In the mind of a first-time learner, ‘Should I do that?’ Doubts arise. I can’t wait to ask. “Why do you use the letter ‘u’?” The teacher’s answer is also ambiguous. “It’s really embarrassing to ask why. You don’t have to know the meaning, but I do it anyway.” It means ‘don’t ask, don’t ask’. Do I really have to do this to drink a cup of tea? I doubt that I have to follow such a cumbersome and complicated procedure when I can just stir a tea bag in boiling water and blow it.
At the end of the tea ceremony class, the teacher adds: “When it comes to tea, the form comes first. It’s about taking the form first and putting your heart into it.” “If you only follow the formality, it is too formalistic. Does it mean something?” “If you think only with your head, you will think that way.”
This is the central message of the film. ‘Form comes first. It takes shape first and puts meaning into it.’
The saying ‘Form comes first’ is a contradiction in itself. There is a form in order to do something, but it is impossible to have only a form. However, the tea ceremony teacher said, ‘It’s because I only thought of it with my head’ to this question. First, you have to learn it with your body. If you repeat the same motion, one day the moment will come when your body moves on its own, and then it will have meaning, no, it means that it can contain any meaning. Until the body moves on its own, you have to follow ‘as instructed’.
What style of person are you? The question is out of the blue. Change it and ask. What style of clothes do you like? What style of shoes do you like to wear? What style of person do you like?
There is an interesting corner to the question of ‘what style of clothes do you like’. Asking is for a certain object like clothes or shoes, but it is actually directed at ‘me (you)’. It’s awkward, but ‘what kind of clothes do you like?’ would be a more accurate question.
■ Individuals also have a culture
We do not live in an infinitely open world with infinite possibilities. I don’t try on all the clothes hanging in the clothing store. Everyone has their favorite color, size and design. If you use this standard, no matter how many clothes are on the shelf, the range will be greatly reduced. Style can be a taste, a habit, or a pattern. Maybe it’s because I don’t have enough energy to live, so I don’t know exactly what my style is. I always have a hard time choosing clothes. I don’t know what kind of clothes suit me, so I spend a lot of time hesitating. Without my wife’s guidance, I would never buy anything. he’s incompetent
Some climbers always wear the same hat. Even if you save money and present a trendy hat, you always wear that hat and leave the house. A hat with seams protruding from the brim and spots of sweat and stains here and there. It’s probably because you think it suits you best.
Everyone has their preferences. I think the culture of a society is saying, ‘I don’t know why, but it’s been used that way since long ago.’ Individuals also have cultures. It might be called ‘personal culture’, but even if other choices are possible, it’s just a bundle of things that make your body and mind feel comfortable. A habit and a form of life that came from repetition. It is accumulated over a lifetime and becomes a taste or style.
Everyone has their own ‘speech’. Some people use simple words that even children can understand, while others use archaic words or difficult terms. Some speak fast, some speak slowly. There are people who speak kindly, and there are people who speak badly. There are people who only talk about the point, and there are people who have to talk for more than 10 minutes once they start. There are people who clearly say, ‘I don’t like that’, and there are people who blurt out, ‘That’s kind of like it’. ‘There are three causes of this problem. First of all, there are people who are logical in the way of,’ and there are people who go back and forth from one story to another and then return to their place (eventually unable to return).
We guess what kind of person that person is by looking at the way he or she speaks. I don’t really know how to speak, but others do.
■ Everything about you is style
Let’s get back to writing. If I had to pick a question that writers should먹튀검증 ask at any given time, I would like to ask ‘what kind of style do I have’. Like the way you speak, you don’t know yourself well about your style, but others do.
Style is not art or rhetoric. Style is the author’s voice and his unique form of expression. Style is the person (Charle Bai). Just as you learn a certain movement through repetition, finding a style in writing is also finding a habit that is familiar to you when writing.
how do i get started? What examples will you come up with? What should the sentence end with? what word to use Should I make it simple or complex? There are no immutable principles in writing. However, I am not writing with an infinite number of possibilities from moment to moment. In the meantime, you’re working through the immediate challenges of writing in your own style.
Think back to when you made your autograph (signature). I consider this and that. Whether in Korean or English, whether to write in one stroke or separately, whether to write only the first name or only the last name, etc. In the form of a signature, I would have tried to contain something that I wanted to show to others. Soft? toughness? spring? brevity? authority? Same thing.
Writing this article made me think about my writing style. I’m not going to show off, but there are a few styles. Sentences are mostly short sentences. Try to end a sentence with something other than ‘-da’. I try to avoid using jargon. I try to create a new meaning by forcibly connecting the story I find around me with the subject (while writing that a person’s character is revealed in how they end their words, they say that ‘if there is one red pepper powder stuck to the plate, the dishes you have worked hard to do become sandblasted’) was written).
Contrasting or contradictory expressions are frequently used (‘A poet is a clown walking a tightrope on the boundary between grammar and non-grammar’, ‘Korean language is not dirty but not beautiful’, ‘It is difficult to speak without emotion, but to interpret it without emotion. more difficult’). He also used reserved expressions often (‘It sounds strange’, ‘It’s an exaggerated statement’, ‘It’s a different story’).
Attempts to include funny or exaggerated expressions (‘I think someone who reads this and says ‘it’s not fun at all’ will gnaw more teeth at it than someone who says ‘it’s not fun at all'” ‘Unfortunately, one word, ‘Raccoon’) ‘ to cut off ‘you’ and use only ‘copper’! Martyrdom in terms of words’).
■ Written by a person who seriously observes and ponders life
There is a style in any writing. You can also get a glimpse of the unique writing style in the reader’s writing. Shall we take a look at Jeong Seon-nim’s writing style? If you read Sunnim’s writing, you are restoring your memory in a very specific and detailed way. Rather than being flashy, he expressed his emotions plainly and calmly. I feel like ‘this person is living a very neat life’.
Just looking at the text ‘Mom’s hand-made noodle soup’ gives an explanation that can only be written by those who seriously observe and chew on life.
(Mom) started kneading her dough. She told me to bring out the red bean paste and flour plate standing in the closet and spread her mat in the room next to her in the kitchen. Kalguksu, which her mother makes, has a savory taste and is chewy when chewed, perhaps because it is mixed with bean flour.
As the red bean cracking was repeated, the dough that had been lumped together gradually became thinner and larger in the shape of a circle. It was also fun to watch from the side as the dough was rolled around the hongdukkae and stretched out while gently pushing it with both palms from the inside to the outside while sprinkled with flour to prevent it from sticking together.
When the dough is pushed to a suitable thickness, fold the middle, fold, fold, and cut into a certain thickness with a knife, and place them neatly on a tray. Occasionally, I would get the last kolangji and grill it over a briquette fire and eat it .
There must be various ways to use the sincerity of mother’s food. Jeong Seon-nim chose the scene where her mother makes hand-made kalguksu. She didn’t choose how to make broth or the image of a family eating noodles. Other writings also try to capture the characteristic scenes of any experience and present them in detail, without much finesse.
On the other hand, Seyeon’s ‘Grandson and Rice’ has a different feeling. I wrote a picture of preparing food for my grandson, and by choosing the method of arranging the food to be prepared, you can feel the sense of speed and rhythm like the hwimori rhythm of pansori.
Open the refrigerator and take out the eggplant, carrots, onions, beef, garlic, and tomatoes, and take out the early fish from the freezer. Oh really, shouldn’t we start with rice? Pour plenty of rice, add a handful of barley rice, wash it thoroughly, and pour it into the rice cooker. Now I have to add the soybean paste stew broth.
Vegetables also need to be trimmed. Vegetables should be thinly sliced because my 8-year-old grandson will eat them, and they should not be seasoned, so I leave out the green peppers. Cut the potatoes, zucchini, and tofu to put in the soybean paste stew into bite-size pieces for your grandson. Take out the pot and stir-fry the sliced eggplant, onion, and carrot, then add the beef and stir-fry together.
It’s midsummer lunchtime, and I’m in a hurry and I’m sweating in front of the fire. In the pot next to it, soybean paste stew is boiling. In the rice cooker, the sound of boiling rice is loud. At the end, add paprika and the beef eggplant stir-fry is done. The rice cooker is also quietly steaming the rice. Jogi are all baked and soybean paste stew is finished.
■ Only form, only manners show who you are
What do you need to check when exploring your own style? In fact, everything in the text should be reviewed. because? Because writing is a form. Because only the style shows you. Words, sentences, the way sentences are arranged, the composition (flow) of the text, the rhetoric, the way the writing is connected to the subject, the writer’s sentiment or worldview on the subject, and the attitude towards the reader.
Take a look at what your writing style is like. Just as you can find your own style when you wear several sets of clothes, try to find out what style of writing you like by wearing it over and over again. I hope you can tell me a few things about your style. At least, you’ll write better just by asking, ‘What style do I have?’
Next time, I’ll talk about some ways to have my own style.