haruki murakami

Haruki Marakami is my favourite author. His books are always twisted and quirky - but also every so interesting and insightful. I wrote the below down in my journal years ago after reading Kafka on the Shore.

Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change directions but the sandstorm chases you. You turn again, but the storm adjusts. Over and over you play this out, like some ominous dance with death before dawn. Why? Because this storm isn't something that blew in from far away, something that has nothing to do with you. This storm IS YOU. Something inside of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so that the sand doesn't get in, and walk through it, step by step.
Once the storm is over you won't remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won't even be sure in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain, when you come out of the storm you won't be the same person who walked in. - Haruki Murakami

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