息子です。

本日、近藤等則の一周忌を迎えました。

本来は追悼の場を設け、皆さまと顔を合わせてお話しできればいいのですが、ご時世もあり実現できないことをお許しください。

ちょうど一年前の今日。
耳を当てた身体は冷たく、ただ一言、ありがとうと伝えました。
何年ぶりだろうか、母の隣りに布団を敷き、声を出さないよう泣きじゃくりました。

「魂は永遠だ」とよく言われますが、最近は本当かもな、と思うことがあります。
肉体はなくなりましたが、彼の意思や姿はあり続けているような。
この1年間、近藤等則の息子としてたくさんのことに関わらせていただいた中で実感したことです。

お世話になった方々に、改めて御礼申し上げます。

お知らせがあります。

彼の音をまだまだ皆さまのもとに届けたく、クラウドファンディングでのリリースを計画しています!
詳しい内容は改めてお伝えしますので、その際はご協力いただけたら幸いです。

それでは親父、引き続きそっちでも好き勝手やってください!

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This is Toshinori Kondo’s son.

Today marks the first anniversary of the death of Toshinori Kondo.

Originally, it would have been nice if we could have held a memorial service and talked face to face with everyone, but due to the current times, please forgive me for not being able to do so.

It was exactly one year ago today.
The body against my ear was cold, and I just wanted to say “thank you dad”.
For the first time in years, I lay down on the futon next to my mother and sobbed, trying not to make a sound.

It is often said that “the soul is eternal”, and recently I have been thinking that this may be true.
His body is gone, but his will and figure are still there.
This is what I have realized in the past year as I have been involved in many things as the son of Kondo Toshinori.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has taken care of us.

I would also like to make an announcement.

We are planning to release the album through crowdfunding in order to bring his sound to you.
I’ll let you know the details as soon as I can, and I’d appreciate your cooperation.

In any case, Dad, please continue to do as you please in heaven!