Thursday, August 12, 2010


“I needed time to get used to my new self. What kind of a being was this self of mine? 
How did it function? What did it feel—and how? 
I had to grasp each of these things through experience, to memorize and stockpile them. 
Do you see what I am saying? Virtually everything inside me had spilled out and been lost. 
At the same time that I was entirely new, I was almost entirely empty. 
I had to fill in that blank, little by little. One by one, with my own hands. 
I had to make this thing I called ‘I’—or, rather, make the things that constituted me.”

 - Haruki Murakami, The Wind Up Bird Chronicle


  1. Beautiful. I read Murakami for the first time this year - After Dark - and loved him. This and Norwegian Wood are on the top of my to-read list. (:

  2. really intriguing post...keep it coming :)



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