“this storm is you.”

Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. You change direction but the sandstorm chases you. You turn over, 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 the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones.

That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

– Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore

Haruki Murakami writes so damn beautifully, I can’t. If you’re a fan, read this!

Sorry guys… I’m just so, so tired. I have a million things to write about, it’s like they’re just there, on my mind, but oh my god physical and mental exhaustions are apparently very real, indeed. Ugh, it sure feels like any time I release a Timeout promising to write about stuff – they never happen. Not gonna do any of that anymore… I’ll get to replying comments soon too, promise!

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4 thoughts on ““this storm is you.”

  1. I love Haruki Murakami very much too.His writing is very beautiful.I read many books written by him.But sometimes I can’t really understand what he is writing about.I think his books is kind of strange.Do you understand what I mean?

    1. Yes!!! Exactly my woe with his writing haha. I love it in prose pieces, but the story in entirety rarely makes sense to me. Norwegian Wood was the only one, but that’s also cos it is his most straightforward piece and he intended it to be that way. He is awesome, and his writing really is something, but I’m totally with you about the strangeness.

  2. Thanks for the link to the post. It was a lovely read! I enjoyed it!
    Even the way the author writes about his experience is similar to Murakami. I wish to visit there one day…

    1. It was, right? Glad you liked it! I don’t know if I can go on a hunt like the author did – all that Japanese gets overwhelming when I was there haha – but it would be so, so cool to do that.

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