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“And once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” -Haruki Murakami

Although we don't know how long will we struggle in these storms, be strong. Either the storm will pass or we will swim through it.

A break down of the works of Murakami and a suggested reading order for his novels.

The Best Way to Read Haruki Murakami

Here Kasturi tells us about her experiences as she discovers Haruki Murakami for the first time, starting with Kafka On The Shore.

Literary Experiences: Reading Haruki Murakami For The First Time - For Reading Addicts

"But we cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever" -Haruki Murakami

"But we cannot simply sit and stare at our wounds forever" -Haruki Murakami This has been profound for me. I have tried to continue to move forward. Even though I still have wounds, they are healing.

Captivating and immersive, Murakami's otherworldly saga might not be as poignant…

“A certain something, he felt, had managed to work its way in through a tiny opening and was trying to fill a blank space inside him. The void was not.

I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingers along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me. - Haruki Murakami, Blind Willow #book #quotes

I said nothing for a time, just ran my fingers along the edge of the human-shaped emptiness that had been left inside me

"If you don't know what you love ..." -Haruki Murakami

Quote works in two stages: You have to figure out what you love, or you are lost & You have to really get to know what you love, in all it's contexts and ways, or you are lost ❤️