Friday, December 17, 2010

Fate is like a small sandstorm


So, the continue yesterday's topic about fate, I found this amazing and thoughtful paragraphs about fate written by Haruki Murakami from one of his books, Kafka on the Shore. Haruki Murakami a Japanese writer who often writes about a story that can make your mind jump out of your common thoughts. I love all of his works. I often just browse on his quotes from parts of his books just to refresh my mind about this life. His writes unique stories with thoughtful words and sentences that I often read several times because the sentences are so good. Do you know the feeling when you got goosebumps reading some of the great writings? Not goosebumps in a spooky way but those that can blow one's mind. I can feel goosebumps reading the paragraphs below. This one is about fate.


“Sometimes fate is like a small sandstorm that keeps changing directions. 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 of you. So all you can do is give in to it, step right inside the storm, closing your eyes and plugging up your ears so the sand doesn’t get in, and walk through it, step by step. There’s no sun there, no moon, no direction, no sense of time. Just fine white sand swirling up into the sky like pulverized bones. That’s the kind of sandstorm you need to imagine.

An you really will have to make it through that violent, metaphysical, symbolic storm. No matter how metaphysical or symbolic it might be, make no mistake about it: it will cut through flesh like a thousand razor blades. People will bleed there, and you will bleed too. Hot, red blood. You’ll catch that blood in your hands, your own blood and the blood of others.

And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

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