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“I didn’t realize it, but the days came along one after another, and then two years were gone, and everything was gone, and I was gone.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, Babylon Revisted 
“Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say My tooth is aching than to say My heart is broken.
“At night he read for two hours or so, mostly history or biographies. A long-standing habit. Habit, in fact, was what propelled his life forward.”
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, pg. 56
Death of summer in Union Square.

Death of summer in Union Square.

“All that remained now was a sort of quiet resignation. A colorless, neutral, empty feeling.”
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, pg. 52
“Even now that feeling would sometimes spring up. The sense of leaving himself. Of observing his own pain as if it were not his own.”
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, pg. 46
“Well, I feel more often how dull and insignificant I am for other people. And for myself.”
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, pg. 43
“There was an actual even that had led him to this place—this he knew all too well—but why should death have such a hold over him, enveloping him in its embrace for nearly half a year?”
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki by Haruki Murakami, pg. 4
Just a moment to look up.

Just a moment to look up.

Brooklyn’s skyline tonight.

Brooklyn’s skyline tonight.

“Someone I once loved gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
— Mary Oliver
End of days (summer).

End of days (summer).

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