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29 January 2017 @ 10:44 am
"In me thou seest the twilight of such day..."  
A line from Shakespeare's Sonnet 73.

I know I'm a day late, but Happy Lunar New Year to anyone who celebrates it.

Been reading Haruki Murakami's Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman. "The Year of Spaghetti" has left an impression on me. Here's a quote: "Can you imagine how astonished the Italians would be if they knew that what they were exporting in 1971 was really loneliness?" Another story I quite like is "Chance Traveler", a story about coincidence, where Murakami himself asserts in the beginning that what happened in the story did happen to him.

I like that it's possible to experience his stories in different ways. You can accept the supernatural/stranger element in his stories as it is, or you can read it as a metaphor for something else. I don't have a fixed view on how a story should be read; it's more fun that way.

An aside: Thinking up a good title for a story is hard.
 
 
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