Sometimes when I think of life, I feel like a piece of driftwood washed up on shore



"I'm often asked what I think about as I run. Usually the people who ask this have never run long distances themselves. I always ponder the question. What exactly do I think about when I'm running? I don't have a clue.

On cold days I guess I think a little about how cold it is. And about the heat on hot days. When I'm sad I think a little about sadness. When I'm happy I think a little about happiness."

- Haruki Murakami

reading this book about running and life and listening to Nick Drake at the same time, a certain realization hits me: this is life, and i am living it. good or bad things might happen to me, time might pass, people might die, but this is all we have. the only thing we can do is to keep living, as best as we can.

it's the only way.

6 comments:

April 14, 2009 at 2:29 PM T said...

Picked up this book just a few days ago at the store.

Lovely. (:

April 14, 2009 at 3:13 PM R said...

yes, it's so good. it's been a long time since i really enjoyed Murakami (i shouldn't be saying this, but it's true), and wow..i love this book. it's more than just about running....

April 15, 2009 at 11:56 AM Jean said...

Love this post. Thanks will check out the book.

April 15, 2009 at 10:32 PM SputnikM said...

I have read the book twice, and Im not sure when Im gona start re-reading it again... the 3rd ,4th, fifth times.

Maybe tomorrow, maybe when the sun shines, maybe when its starts raining again!

April 17, 2009 at 1:07 AM R said...

i am nearing the end of this book. i'm sure i will read it again in future too. it's great:)

April 23, 2009 at 7:56 PM Stephie said...

been wanting to read this book for some time now!