Dance Dance Dance
April was too lonely a month to spend alone. In April, everyone around me looked happy. People would throw their coats off and enjoy each other’s company in the sunshine—talking, playing catch, holding hands. But I was always by myself.Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood
「世界の終わりとハードボイルド・ワンダーランド」 村上春樹 新潮社 読了。
"Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World” Japanese Edition
Many Japanese think their language is so unique that foreigners cannot grip its essence, its beauty or its subtlety. And if some foreigner claims that he has grasped that essence, nobody believes him. One reason they think that way is because Japan is a very homogeneous country that has not been occupied by other countries except for a brief period after World War II. Its culture was not threatened by other cultures. So the Japanese language has been isolated. It has been isolated for maybe 2,000 years. That’s why Japanese are so certain about its uniqueness, its nature, its structure, its function. I think what some young Japanese writers are doing is trying to break, to destroy, that stubbornness, to rebel against that certainty.Haruki Murakami
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, German edition
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, Serbian edition
Kafka on the Shore, Thai Cover
"Kafka on the Shore" Cover
Duke Ellington - Sophisticated Lady (Sax Solo Version)
The record ends, the automatic turntable lifts the needle, and the tone arm drops on to its rest. The bartender approaches the player to change records. He carefully lifts the platter and slips it into its jacket. Then he takes out the next record, examines its surface under a light, and sets it on the turntable. He presses a button and the needle descends to the record. Faint scratching. Then Duke Ellington’s “Sophisticated Lady” begins to play. Harry Carney’s languorous bass clarinet performs solo. The bartender’s unhurried movements give the place its own special time flow.
Mari asks the bartender, “Don’t you ever play anything but LPs?”
"I don’t like CDs," he replies.
"They’re too shiny."
Kaoru butts in to ask the bartender: “Are you a crow?”
"But look at all the time it takes to change LPs," Mari says.
The bartender laughs. “Look, it’s the middle of the night. There won’t be any trains running till morning. What’s the hurry?”
— Haruki Murakami - After Dark
You gotta keep the step. You gotta limber up. You gotta loosen what you bolted down. You gotta use all you got. We know you’re tired, tired and scared. Happens to everyone, okay? Just don’t let your feet stop.Haruki Murakami - Dance Dance Dance