it was in the youth hostel near kobe, we arrived by night. i took a bath before going to sleep. lying in the water, i suddenly became aware of the sound coming through the open window, this interesting sound of cars passing by on the street down there, car by car passing, endlessly, what a late traffic, car by car passing, in such a regular rhythm, what a disciplined traffic, car by car passing, passing by so smoothly, it sounded quite like waves reaching the beach.
while i was thinking that, other thoughts passed by at the same time, but suddenly i remembered that the youth hostel was situated on the coast and what i was hearing actually was the sea.