Haruki Murakami - Thought for the dayish

Just finished a little book of his on the train..

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Imeccentric    pirate
02/04/2009 at 08:19

An extract from his excellent "What I talk about when I talk about running"

"Those of us who participate in triathlons are unusual people. Think about it for a minute. Most all of the participants have jobs and families , and on top of taking care of these, they swim and bike and run, training very hard, as part of their ordinary routine. Naturally this takes a lot of time and effort . The world with its commensensical viewpoint thinks their lifestyle peculiar. And it would be hard to argue with anyone who labeled them eccentrics and oddballs. But theres something  we share , not something as exaggerated as solidarity , perhaps, but at least a sort of warm emotio, like a vague , faintly coloured mist over a late spring peak."

Made my morning , might do likewise for someone else's

IronM.in    pirate
02/04/2009 at 08:36
Blimey - I must be hormonal - brought tears to my eyes!
02/04/2009 at 08:48
Great stuff, me like
02/04/2009 at 08:52
LOVED this book.
02/04/2009 at 08:56
What a strange way of describing OCD. Is English not his first language?
Imeccentric    pirate
02/04/2009 at 09:01
No he's Japanese o hairy one
02/04/2009 at 12:41
I enjoyed this book too. Now, whenever anyone asks me why I run (which happens quite often - I don't know why - I think people think running is like sticking a red hot poker up your arse) I always tell them to read this book. I can't put the many reasons why I run as eloquently as he does.
The Trickster    pirate
03/04/2009 at 13:50
If people ask my response is "If you have to ask the question you won't understand the answer" (I read it on a t-shirt somewhere and kinda liked it)
03/04/2009 at 13:52
that works for trainspotting and stamp collecting, too.  cool!
Imeccentric    pirate
03/04/2009 at 15:11
But not all of your nefarious activities
03/04/2009 at 15:57
didn't think the book was all that, maybe it's an iffy translation from the nippon
Monique    pirate
03/04/2009 at 17:56
I loved it too.
25/07/2010 at 05:34
Loved this book, as I love his other books.
12/08/2010 at 08:59
Absolutely did i love this book! Had no idea he was a runner and love it!
12/08/2010 at 09:28

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