I found this autobiographical testimony one of the most moving stories I have ever read. Fragments of memories, desires, failures and passions merge to portray the view of a man and an artist that manifests himself as a sensitive and perceptive human being trapped in the ever changing flow of life .
Those who are capable of understanding the "dress makers" personal approach to life, will be struck by his gentle touch. Yohji Yamamoto is a beautiful and honest soul, and I appreciate his generosity to share his truest self with his readers. He offers pieces of what has stolen his heart, of that which is unfinished, of the places where his emotions rest and struggle.
The "I" and the "you" and the "he" described in this lifetime story can be read in many different ways, and with many voices : philosophical, playful, melancholic or poetic, all of which set the mood , not only of the facts but of other more subtle qualities that have a greater lingering effect.
Books like these should enliven the existence of any keen reader. Thank you Yohji for your thoughts and chosen words. Now, it is me who remains haunted by that autobiographical silhouette of yours lost some where in the haze.