Novel Opportunities for a Novel Virus
Sayuki took me around the house, and then returned to the living room for tea. There, we discussed the business of the house itself, geisha, and vacant properties. All in the context of Coronavirus, of course.
Regarding the house, I was surprised to hear that they had a few openings available. Think about it:
Gokurakuji is a super desirable area and this property is very conveniently located
The building is beautifully constructed, surrounded by nature, and minutes from the beach
You can tell people you live at a Geisha house, doubly cool if you’re teleworking from there (yes, they have wifi!)
But then again this reflects what I’m starting to see as a wide-spread phenomenon through my research. Generally speaking, people seem to be really bad at identifying opportunities above a certain level of novelty. Once something exceeds a yet unquantified but seemingly quite low measure of deviation from a perceived norm, it stays unrealized. Thus places like this (while not an akiya itself as it is inhabited) remain only in the periphery of the considerate mind.
Or maybe I just have a penchant for the atypical. Who knows.