Wednesday, February 24, 2016
"Sleeping Nude" by Junichiro Sekino
Raindrops are falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet
Are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
The lyrics are sung cheerily over a music box melody, and I smile.
This scene doesn't seem to be about her, though all compositional cues point back to her. This scene seems to be about us watching her. Her nakedness and her slumber emphasize her vulnerability. Her bed is undersized, but yet a world unto itself, with lines, layers and patterns suggestive of a portal to another place. In contrast, the room around her is static. Mostly hard vertical and horizontal lines. I imagine she is having an adventurous dream.
Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes
Will soon be turning red
Crying's not for me 'cause,
I'm never gonna stop the rain
Because I'm freeNothing's worrying me