“The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring – and all of the acts carried out – on this earth. But the moon remained silent; it told no stories. All it did was embrace the heavy past with cool, measured detachment. On the moon there was neither air nor wind. Its vacuum was perfect for preserving memories unscathed. No one could unlock the heart of the moon.”
– Haruki Murakami, 1Q84
I have picked up right where I left off and am now carefully reading 1Q84 while listening to classical music. Murakami’s novels should always be read with classical music playing softly in the background. It makes the stories seem more surreal.
This was a post by Hanna, who believes that her dreams will be quite interesting tonight.