Comment: What a fabulous article, Davy!

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What a fabulous article, Davy!

Are you a Murakami fan, too? Or did you post this just for me?

I remember Toru Okada, in The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, ends up at the bottom of a well. When you're going down, go all the way down. Or, When you're falling, dive

I love this part about his writing process:

I don’t have any idea at all, when I start writing, of what is to come. For instance, for The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, the first thing I had was the call of the bird, because I heard a bird in my back yard (it was the first time I heard that kind of sound and I never have since then. I felt like it was predicting something. So I wanted to write about it). The next thing was cooking spaghetti – these are things that happen to me! I was cooking spaghetti, and somebody call. So I had just these two things at the start. Two years I kept on writing. It’s fun! I don’t know what’s going to happen next, every day. I get up, go to the desk, switch on the computer, etc. and say to myself: “so what’s going to happen today?”It’s fun!

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
- Alan Watts