"One heart is not connected to another through harmony alone. They are, instead, linked to pain, fragility to fragility. There is no silence without a cry of grief, no forgiveness without bloodshed, no acceptance without a passage through acute loss. That is what lies at the root of true harmony."
- Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
Decided to splurge seven hours of my time finishing the book, despite all the nagging deadlines—after collecting an assignment with a sub-par grade. It’s been a long time since i get to sit down properly with a novel (that actually isn’t a part of school’s compulsory reading list) and to think about things :’)
seized by acute loneliness, in the middle of the night.
When will i ever get used to it?