Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Stormy Fate

"Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing direction. You change direction, 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 just 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 you. So all you can do is to give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand does not get in, and walk through it, step by step. There is no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverised bones."

Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


At 9:46 AM, May 26, 2007, Blogger Unknown said...

I was hoping someone posted this quote, so I could copy it onto my own blog. Thanks! Great book, innit?


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