The library was like a second home. Or maybe more like a real home, more than the place I lived in. By going every day I got to know all the lady librarians who worked there. They knew my name and always said hi. I was painfully shy, though, and could barely reply.
Kafka on the Shore)
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What do you think? I'm not a starfish or a pepper tree. I'm a living, breathing human being. Of course I've been in love.
My grandpa always said asking a question is embarrassing for a moment, but not asking is embarrassing for a lifetime.
The best musicians transpose consciousness into sound; painters do the same for color and shape.
I'm free, I think. I shut my eyes and think hard and deep about how free I am, but I can't really understand what it means. All I know is I'm totally alone. All alone in an unfamiliar place, like some solitary explorer who's lost his compass and his map. Is this what it means to be free? I don't know, and I give up thinking about it.
Her smile steps offstage for a moment, then does an encore, all while I'm dealing with my blushing face.
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I guess they just took it for granted that that was what I was interested in and let nature take its course.