Haruki Murakami Yet Again

I just love curling up with a Haruki Murakami book! Also, this is a pretty awesome NYC puzzle that has a Metro Card on one side and an NYC subway map on the other side!

Notable lines:

“But at the same time I have this strong urge inside me to try something else, to come into contact with all kinds of people. Call it curiosity, a thirst to know more. More possibilities. It’s a natural emotion and I can’t suppress it, no matter how much I try.”

“Music has that power to revive memories, sometimes so intensely that they hurt.”

“With hindsight it’s easy for someone else to sadly shake his head and smugly criticize another’s actions. But without the intervention of that kind of organ – the kind that elevates us to new heights, thrusts us down to the depths, throws our minds into chaos, reveals beautiful illusions, and sometimes even drives us to death – our lives would indeed be indifferent and brusque.”

“Life is strange, isn’t it? You can be totally entranced by the glow of something one minute, be willing to sacrifice everything to make it yours, but then a little time passes, or your perspective changes a bit, and all of a sudden you’re shocked at how faded it appears.”

“Maybe working on the little things as dutifully and honestly as we can is how we stay sane when the world is falling apart.”

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